Media attacks on GPs ‘poison’ relationship with patients, says College Chair in powerful defence of the profession

College Chair Martin Marshall has written a scathing counter attack in the BMJ on the ‘war of attrition’ being waged against GPs by sections of the media.

The College is featuring prominently in the national media. We're setting the record straight on face-to-face appointments and calling on the Government to invest properly in general practice. This is so that GPs can give patients the care they need, without burning out and jeopardising their own health.

You can read the full response in the BMJ.

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The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 53,000 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.