The Sunday Times visits Vice Chair’s practice in Yorkshire

College Vice Chair Margaret Ikpoh and colleagues hosted a journalist from The Sunday Times at their GP practice to give an insight into pressures on the frontline. Margaret talked about long-standing recruitment and retention issues and said that due to unsustainable workload pressure and media criticism “being a GP is no longer the career of choice for a medical student”. She also reflected on how the cost of living crisis is affecting patients, as well as some of the joys of being a GP. The Sunday Times also heard from other GPs and staff at Holderness Health - a group of seven GP practices in the East Rising of Yorkshire.

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.

Read the full write-up from The Sunday Times’ visit

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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.