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All the latest news from the RCGP and exclusive updates on this year's RCGP Annual Conference in Harrogate 6-8 October. The college is a network of 52,000 GPs and the voice of the profession on education, training, research and standards.  

Highlights from the RCGP annual conference 2016

RCGP ambassadors denied access to STP proposals, college warns

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

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Exclusive: Exodus to locum GP roles must be stopped, warns RCGP chair

Latest RCGP news and opinion

Exclusive: RCGP to commission report on delivery of GP Forward View promises

Exclusive: RCGP to commission report on delivery of GP Forward View promises

The RCGP will commission a progress report to determine whether NHS England pledges...

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: GPs must accept that change is inevitable
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Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: GPs must accept that change is inevitable

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard rushes into a small, hot office on an upper floor of the...

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

As she steps down, RCGP chair Professor Maureen Baker reflects on her three years...

Self care for conjunctivitis could save 160,000 GP visits a year, warns RCGP

Self care for conjunctivitis could save 160,000 GP visits a year, warns RCGP

Schools are wasting around 160,000 GP appointments a year by refusing to admit children...

One in 10 doctors referred to burnout clinic as NHS declared 'occupational health hazard'

One in 10 doctors referred to burnout clinic as NHS declared 'occupational health hazard'

One in 10 doctors in London have sought help from a specialist occupational mental...

Ten ways for GPs to make next year a better year - because misery is optional

Ten ways for GPs to make next year a better year - because misery is optional

The 2016 RCGP Annual Conference, with the theme of Energising Primary Care, ended...

RCGP annual conference 2016

Medical school GP societies can help boost recruitment
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Medical school GP societies can help boost recruitment

GP societies in medical schools can play a key role in inspiring medical students...

How practices can provide services to intermediate care patients

How practices can provide services to intermediate care patients

Providing GP services to intermediate care sites can improve patient care and provide...

What did they say about the RCGP Annual Conference 2016?

What did they say about the RCGP Annual Conference 2016?

More than 1,600 delegates attended the RCGP Annual Conference in Harrogate this year,...

Winners of RCGP annual conference posters revealed
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Winners of RCGP annual conference posters revealed

The winners of this year's RCGP annual conference posters were announced by the college's...

RCGP chair-elect pledges to reclaim dignity of general practice

RCGP chair-elect pledges to reclaim dignity of general practice

RCGP chair-elect Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard has pledged to use her three-year term leading...

GPs will refer 20,000 patients to diabetes prevention scheme this year

GPs will refer 20,000 patients to diabetes prevention scheme this year

Up to 20,000 patients will receive weight loss interventions by the end of this financial...

Collapse of vulnerable GP practices risks 'domino effect', NHS official warns
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Collapse of vulnerable GP practices risks 'domino effect', NHS official warns

Even high performing GP practices can rapidly become vulnerable and closures risk...

RCGP Clinical Research Network award winners announced

RCGP Clinical Research Network award winners announced

The winners of the inaugural RCGP Clinical Research Network awards were announced...

Winner of Research Paper of the Year announced

Winner of Research Paper of the Year announced

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham and colleagues from the National Institute of Health...

Dr Maureen Baker: Reflections on energising primary care at the RCGP annual conference

Dr Maureen Baker: Reflections on energising primary care at the RCGP annual conference

As we come to an end of an excellent conference here in Harrogate - my last as chair...

Winner of GPonline's Choosing General Practice writing competition receives award

Winner of GPonline's Choosing General Practice writing competition receives award

The winner of this year's GPonline/RCGP Choosing General Practice competition was...

NHS must redesign care around multimorbidity, NICE experts warn
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NHS must redesign care around multimorbidity, NICE experts warn

GPs should not fall into the trap of treating diseases rather than patients as the...

Video: GPs should invite doctors on their patient lists for health checks, says NICE chair

Video: GPs should invite doctors on their patient lists for health checks, says NICE chair

GPs should invite all doctors registered as patients with their practice for a health...

Video: UK graduates should have better chance of medical career, says health minister

Video: UK graduates should have better chance of medical career, says health minister

The government is working hard to hit its 5,000-GP recruitment target, health minister...

NICE chairman outlines basic qualities of a good GP
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NICE chairman outlines basic qualities of a good GP

The ideal consultation model involves 'shutting up, listening, caring and knowing...

Video: Kate Allatt explains how she fought back from a stroke and locked-in syndrome

Video: Kate Allatt explains how she fought back from a stroke and locked-in syndrome

Patient campaigner Kate Allatt told the RCGP conference about her experience of having...

STPs could be blocked if GPs oppose them, says health minister
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STPs could be blocked if GPs oppose them, says health minister

Opposition from GPs could force a rethink on sustainability and transformation plans...

How better communication between GPs and patients can boost self care

How better communication between GPs and patients can boost self care

GPs should take steps to improve communication with patients, including making use...

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