College statement following the death of GP Gail Milligan

Dr Gary Howsam, Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of our colleague Dr Gail Milligan. Our thoughts are with her family and friends, her colleagues at her practice and in Thames Valley Faculty, and her patients. The loss of Dr Milligan will be felt deeply by our College and our profession.

“All our colleagues in general practice are working under unprecedented pressures and we are stretched beyond endurance. We must be better supported to do our jobs properly. We deserve to work in a system that allows us to deliver safe care to our patients – and that also protects our own health and wellbeing.”

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Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 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.