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11 May 2023

Instances of practice closures are becoming all too common, says College Chair

The College responds to the latest GP surgery closure in Bournemouth due to financial pressures.

11 May 2023

The use of SAS doctors must not detract from efforts to recruit enough GPs

College speaks to The Times about the prospect of SAS doctors being used in primary care.

08 May 2023

GP access recovery plan not the silver bullet that we desperately need - says College Chair

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, responds to the government's initial details of the GP access recovery plan.

02 May 2023

College announces new Chief Executive

The College has today announced the appointment of Chris Askew OBE as its new Chief Executive Officer.

01 May 2023

Urgent action needed to reverse shocking decline in our family doctor service, says College Chair.

The College has issued the following response to figures from the House of Commons Library showing that each GP in England saw an average 8,534 patients last year – up from 8,351 in 2019.

28 April 2023

Time with patients is a commodity in short supply - College Chair explains in the Daily Mirror

RCGP Chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne has authored an opinion piece for the Daily Mirror, explaining the challenging situation facing UK general practice.

27 April 2023

Spring offers no let-up for GPs and their teams - our workload remains unsustainable, says College Chair

NHS GP workforce and workload data for March shows unsustainable pressure will continue into spring.

27 April 2023

Medicines sold on social media pose a ‘genuine threat’ to patient safety - College Chair

College Chair warns of risks of buying medicine without a prescription on social media.

25 April 2023

GPs need more time with patients – but short appointments aren’t always inappropriate

Response to analysis of GP consultation length by the Lib Dems, published today, Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Chair of the Royal College of GPs.