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12 August 2022

Urgent support needed for general practice to get through winter, says RCGP

Responding to the latest measures set out by NHS England to address forthcoming winter pressures in the health service, Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The entire NHS is facing an incredibly difficult winter ahead."

09 August 2022

RCGP response to BJGP study on cancer referrals during pandemic

Responding to a study in the British Journal of General Practice on cancer diagnosis and referrals during the pandemic, Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

08 August 2022

Action to tackle backlogs ‘vital’ to alleviate GP pressures

Responding to figures in the Telegraph on patient delays following GP referral to specialist care, Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

05 August 2022

College statement following the death of GP Gail Milligan

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of our colleague Dr Gail Milligan.

31 July 2022

Charging for missed appointments won’t address intense GP pressures

Responding to pledges to introduce charges for missed NHS appointments, Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs said the following.

28 July 2022

Latest GP statistics show intensity of working in general practice ‘unsustainable and unsafe’ for patients and staff

Responding to the latest general practice workforce and workload data.

22 July 2022

Patient access to their records

This week, NHS England wrote to GPs to confirm that from 1st November 2022, patients at practices in England using TPP and EMIS systems will be granted automatic access to their prospective records via patient facing apps.

21 July 2022

RCGP joins other medical royal colleges and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in calling for the next PM and leader of the Conservative Party to make health and care a priority

With the election of the leader of the Conservative Party coming down to two candidates, the RCGP has signed a joint statement calling on them both to commit to make health and care a priority.

15 July 2022

Professor Kamila Hawthorne elected as next Chair of RCGP

Professor Kamila Hawthorne has been elected as the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs and will serve a three-year term from November 2022, succeeding Professor Martin Marshall.