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#TeamGPLive: Social Prescribing in the Wake of a Pandemic

Watch our webinar on Social prescribing (15 October 2020).

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RCGP in the media

The College is in the media almost daily, providing information for GP patients and representing the interests of the profession. RCGP Chair Martin Marshall works with College officers and GPs around the country to ensure that the pressures on general practice are featured on TV and radio programmes, as well as in national and local print media.

College responds to Chief Medical and Scientific Officers' warnings on second wave of COVID

The College has issued a statement in response to today’s press conference by Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer, Sir Patrick Vallance calling for urgent action to prevent a second COVID surge.

College continues to defend GPs on face to face consultations

College Chair Martin Marshall’s opinion piece on the need to support general practice rather than demoralising GPs was published in the BMJ on Thursday. The article praised GPs for their important role in the pandemic.

It followed the College’s robust defence of the profession in response to NHSE’s letter on face to face consultations.

The College’s statement emphasised the crucial role GPs have played in the pandemic response, how the remote delivery of GP services has been in line with NHSE guidance and the need for GPs to be supported during the impending busy winter season.

Read our full response to the letter, which received extensive media coverage, including Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and The Times.

Access to testing

The College was mentioned in the opening credits, followed by an interview with Martin Marshall on BBC Newsnight (around 06:05 minutes into the programme) on Tuesday evening.

He discussed the urgent need for GPs to have rapid access to COVID-19 tests for both themselves and their patients when COVID symptoms could be a sign of other unrelated conditions.

This was also covered in The Times.

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