Statement on Myanmar - February 2021

The RCGP has been following the situation in Myanmar with great concern.

Our thoughts are with our members in Myanmar as well as those members in the UK who have families and friends there. As a membership organisation for GPs and family doctors worldwide, we have worked for a number of years with our colleagues and friends in Myanmar to support the development of family medicine and improve Universal Health Coverage, including in rural and remote parts of the country. Patient safety and improved health outcomes have always been our paramount concern, and we remain hopeful that a peaceful solution will soon be found.

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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.