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13 September 2023

College announces new President

Dr Richard Vautrey has been elected as the next President of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He will take over the post from Dame Clare Gerada, whose two-year term will come to an end in November.

13 September 2023

To prevent a health crisis this winter we must ensure primary care is not overlooked, says College Chair

The RCGP's Chair calls for greater support for general practice from the government’s winter relief plan.

12 September 2023

Issues that have been decades in the making cannot be resolved overnight, says College Chair

College Chair responds to BMJ research on the primary factors driving health professionals out of the NHS.

05 September 2023

College co-signs letter from Chief Medical Officer on school attendance and health

College Council recently approved ‘five principles to promote school attendance’, and today, we have signed a letter with the Chief Medical Officer in England and leading health professionals on school attendance and mild illness.

31 August 2023

The daily experience of a GP has changed dramatically and this is impacting patient care, says College Chair

College Chair responds to the latest NHS Digital data on GP appointments

24 August 2023

GP numbers are ‘flatlining’ and we need urgent action to turn this round, says College Chair

College Chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne responds to the latest NHS Digital data on GP workforce.

21 August 2023

‘More GPs are the solution to safe patient care' says College

RCGP Chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne has responded to the latest Pulse survey on the impact of rising patient numbers in general practice.

18 August 2023

Digital phonelines are a positive step but we’re in dire need of more GPs, says College Chair

RCGP Chair responds to an announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care to provide improved digital phoneline systems for general practice.

14 August 2023

GPs will only cancel appointments as a ‘last resort’, says College Chair

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a survey by Pulse magazine on GP practices being forced to stop routine appointments.