National Association for Patient Participation

Northern Ireland

RCGPNI put together a manifesto to influence campaigning in the General Election and remind candidates that the decisions made at Westminster on key issues such as Brexit, budgets and welfare would have an impact on healthcare in Northern Ireland. The manifesto called on all political parties and candidates to ensure that their policies put patients first by:

• Increasing investment in general practice for services and premises

• Implementing the GP-led Care Report recommendations to stabilise general practice

• Supporting local recruitment and retention of GPs

• Safeguarding the GP workforce during Brexit negotiations by guaranteeing the status of healthcare professionals already working here and making it as easy as possible for doctors from the EU to move to the UK

• Increasing the length of GP training to at least four years to ensure GPs are equipped with the skills they need to deal with patients’ increasingly complex health needs

• Growing the wider general practice team to support local patient care

• Increasing the patient voice in the development of care pathways

You can download our manifesto here.

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