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


Screening Position Statement

Screening is the process of testing people who are well, or believe themselves to be well, or have no symptoms relating to the testing being done. It identifies people in an at-risk group who can potentially benefit from earlier treatment of the identified condition.

Sustainable development, climate change and green issues

The RCGP believes that General Practitioners have a role in raising awareness in relation to climate change and health as well as promoting appropriate lifestyle choices and that this should be seen as part of a wider duty of care.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

GPs have an important role to play in sexual and reproductive health. Read the RCGP's latest position statement on the commissioning of sexual healthcare in England, and our consensus statement with the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Substance misuse recovery

A joint paper from the RCGP and the SMMGP considers the future impact of the changing commissioning environment on primary care drug and alcohol treatment

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