RCGP policy areas

The RCGP regularly produces policy statements and reports setting out the College's position on important issues affecting primary care.

Topics are listed A-Z. Select a letter to find out more about specific topics and our position on them. 

RCGP statement on GP appraisals - 20 November 2020


Fatigue in general practice

The RCGP has published a paper (July 2015) exploring the patient safety implications of high workloads in general practice. The paper makes radical proposals for protecting the wellbeing of GPs to prevent them becoming too exhausted to provide safe care to their patients – and the College is asking for the views of patients, GPs, other health professionals and policy makers on how we can tackle this growing problem.

Female Genital Mutilation

The RCGP is committed to ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. To this end we have produced a clinical paper to help GPs diagnose and respond to FGM, alongside a position statement which lays out the College's view on the role of the GP in combating FGM.

Future direction of General Practice: A roadmap

This document – the product of intense deliberation and discussion – offers a vision for better patient care in the NHS. The RCGP believes that it is essential for GPs to put forward their own ideas for improving patient care.

Future of general practice in Scotland

We work with a range of partners to help shape the future of general practice in Scotland – including key areas like dealing with patients, quality of care, professional development for GPs and health inequalities.

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