RCGP news


16 April 2024

Patients need more GPs, wherever they live, says College

College Chair Kamila Hawthorne responds to a study in today’s BJGP exploring the link between GP shortages and patient health.

16 April 2024

RCGPNI launches new strategy to tackle GP workforce retention

RCGP Northern Ireland has announced the publication of its new report, “A Workforce Fit for the Future: RCGPNI Retention Strategy”.

12 April 2024

'Urgent action to promote and encourage retention of our GPs is needed', RCGP responds to GMC research

The College responds to new research from the GMC showing thousands of doctors could be considering leaving the UK.

10 April 2024

RCGPNI Chair responds to the reinstatement of funding to primary care vasectomy service in Northern Ireland

Dr Ursula Mason has commented on Minister Swann’s announcement on the future of vasectomy services in Northern Ireland.

08 April 2024

Our leaking roofs and mouldy walls can’t wait – GP practices need funding now

College Vice Chair gives a firsthand account of the state of her practice’s infrastructure to inews.

08 April 2024

We need dramatic efforts to increase the GP workforce, or things will go from bad to worse - RCGP responds to Wes Streeting

The College responds to Wes Streeting’s opinion piece on NHS funding and reform.

03 April 2024

Most patients report good experiences of GP care, but pressures must be addressed to improve - RCGP responds to ONS data

College Vice Chair Dr Margaret Ikpoh responds to the latest ONS data on patient experiences of GP practice access.

01 April 2024

‘We can’t keep doing more with less’, RCGP responds to Lib Dem research

College Vice Chair Dr Victoria Tzortziou-Brown features in the Mirror and Mail Online responding to the latest research from the Lib Dems on waiting times for GP appointments.

28 March 2024

International doctors need support and security, not more red tape

The Royal College of GPs has responded to NHS England’s announcement that the Visa Support Service is closing.