RCGP news


17 October 2023

College Chair calls for ‘safety alert’ to protect patients

College Chair Kamila Hawthorne calls on the government to introduce a patient safety alert system in every Integrated Care System.

16 October 2023

‘Long waiting times for GP appointments are not the fault of hard-pressed GPs’, says College Chair

College Chair responds to claims by the Liberal Democrats that patients are ignoring potential cancer symptoms due to long waits for GP appointments.

16 October 2023

‘We deplore the continued hardship and tragic loss of life’, says College in response to Middle East conflict

The College has issued a statement, following escalation of the situation in the Middle East.

11 October 2023

Our patients and primary care services desperately need more GPs, says College Chair

The RCGP Chair responds to the Shadow Health Secretary’s speech at the 2023 Labour Party Conference.

09 October 2023

Trainee survey must be a ‘wake-up call’ to politicians, says College

College Chair Kamila Hawthorne responds to the latest King’s Fund annual GP trainee survey with a plea for greater support for our future - and current GPs.

09 October 2023

Our younger patients must not write off NHS services, says College Chair

College Chair responds to data from the Independent Healthcare Providers Network on the rising number of young people accessing private healthcare.

09 October 2023

Greenisland surgery awarded RCGPNI Practice of the Year 2023

The RCGP is proud to announce that that Old School Surgery in Greenisland has been awarded Northern Ireland GP Practice of the Year 2023.

04 October 2023

Patients want timely care when they’re ill – they deserve more GPs, says College

College Chair responds to the latest NHS data on rising numbers of ‘minor’ illnesses being dealt with in A&E.

04 October 2023

These proposals are the next big step to a smoke-free society, says College Chair

RCGP Chair responds to smoking ban and vape proposals in the Prime Minister’s Conservative party conference speech.