RCGP news


26 May 2023

It is not too late to turn this dire situation around, says College Chair

College Chair responds to the latest NHS GP workforce data.

22 May 2023

RCGP responds to Labour’s goals for NHS reform

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, responds to Sir Keir Starmer's speech on Labour's plans to reform the NHS.

18 May 2023

Good progress on efforts to expand wider practice team – but pledge to boost GP numbers mustn’t be forgotten

College response to the Government's announcement that it has met its target to employ 2,000 primary healthcare professionals in general practice.

17 May 2023

4 in 10 GPs working in premises ‘not fit for purpose’, says College survey

4 in 10 GPs are seeing their patients in practice premises that are ‘unfit for purpose’, according to the latest survey from the Royal College of GPs.

15 May 2023

GPs urgently need less stick, and more carrot – College Chair

RCGP Chair speaks to New Statesman about what’s needed from the NHS Long-term Workforce Plan

15 May 2023

College calls for greater transparency around self-testing kits

The Royal College of GPs is calling on UK regulators to ensure self-testing kits are independently validated, and approved with a quality mark, so that patients are protected from tests that are not proven to have benefits for them.

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.