We need more GPs and less box-ticking, College Chair tells New Statesman

RCGP Chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne spoke to The New Statesman about her career and her aspirations for general practice in the UK. Kamila promoted the role of a GP in tackling health inequalities, and called for the Government to take urgent action in order for GPs to have the time and resource they need to provide continuous care to patients.

The College will continue to work with the media to promote the excellent patient care delivered by our members and their teams, despite immense workload and workforce pressures. We will also continue to defend our members against negative and unwarranted criticism.

Read Kamila’s full interview with the New Statesman.

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Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 54,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.