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30 June 2022

Royal College of GPs response to Health Foundation report warning of escalating crisis in general practice

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, says: “These findings from the Health Foundation make for bleak but unfortunately familiar reading..."

29 June 2022

College Chair outlines 5-point plan to reinvigorate continuity of care for patients against a backdrop of GP pressures

A five-point plan to modernise and reinvigorate continuity of care for patients will be set out by Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Martin Marshall, today [Wednesday 29 June] as he gives his keynote speech to the RCGP Annual Conference.

29 June 2022

Chair speaks to conference

Full speech from the RCGP Chair Professor Martin Marshall at the 2022 annual conference.

23 June 2022

College response to detection of poliovirus in the UK

The College has responded to recent reports that the poliovirus has been detected in the UK.

22 June 2022

Urgent action needed to reverse ‘mass exodus’ of almost 19,000 GPs over the next five years, warns Royal College of GPs

General practice is facing a ‘mass exodus’, with 18,950 GPs and trainees set to leave the profession over the next five years, putting patient care at risk, if steps are not taken to address intense workload and workforce pressures, the Royal College of GPs is warning today as it launches a new campaign aiming to make NHS GP services sustainable for the future.

17 June 2022

Prescribing ‘core skill’ for GPs and vast majority of prescriptions not ‘unnecessary’, says RCGP

The College has responded to comments by Prof Sir Stephen Powis, Medical Director for NHS England, at the NHS Confed Expo on “unnecessary prescriptions”.

15 June 2022

College gives cautious welcome to early cancer detection pilot

Responding to a new pilot scheme, announced at NHS Expo, that will see community pharmacists assisting with identifying signs of cancer early in patients, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following.

13 June 2022

RCGP response to Panorama investigation into Operose

The Royal College of GPs has responded to a Panorama investigation into the GP practice operator, Operose Health.

13 June 2022

Millions of patients being seen both in person and remotely, says RCGP

The Royal College of GPs has responded to comments made by an NHS official at the Cheltenham Science Festival regarding face to face GP appointments.