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08 January 2021

Vital that GPs and their teams are offered Covid-19 vaccinations, says RCGP

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

08 January 2021

Trainee safety is paramount in decisions over exams, says College

The College has today written to all GP trainees with an update on arrangements for the MRCGP examination during the latest national lockdowns.

07 January 2021

GPs and teams must be listened to for smooth running of Covid vaccination programme, says RCGP

Commenting on further reports of delays to practices receiving supply of the Covid vaccine, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

06 January 2021

Last minute changes to vaccine supply

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the RCGP, reacts to some GP vaccination sites not receiving vaccine supplies, or experiencing delivery issues.

06 January 2021

General practice continues to be open

Responding to new NHS England guidance for general practice to deprioritise non-essential services, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

05 January 2021

GP teams ready to deliver Oxford vaccine but need expanded workforce, says RCGP

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams are working incredibly hard delivering vaccines in the community and as long as there is supply, the approval of the Oxford vaccine the MHRA will escalate the scale and pace of the programme.

31 December 2020

College response to changes to Pfizer vaccine schedule

It will be deeply frustrating for GPs and their teams to have to cancel appointments for patients already booked in for their second dose of the vaccine.

31 December 2020

Red tape must not prevent retired GPs returning to the frontline, says College

Recently retired GPs - and other healthcare professionals - signed up in droves to help with efforts to tackle the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

30 December 2020

GPs stand ready to support vaccination efforts as Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is approved

The British Medical Association's NI General Practitioner's Committee (NIGPC) and the Royal College of GPs Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) have welcomed the approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.