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All the latest news from the RCGP and exclusive updates on this year's RCGP Annual Conference in Liverpool 12-14 October. The college is a network   of 52,000 GPs and the voice of the profession on education, training, research and standards.   

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

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Planned changes to CQC inspections will increase GP workload, RCGP warns

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

GP consultations not long enough to provide advice on exercise, says RCGP

Latest RCGP news and opinion

Third of GPs have collaborated with other practices to reduce workload

Third of GPs have collaborated with other practices to reduce workload

One in three GPs have collaborated with other practices or pharmacies to manage workload,...

Two in five GPs to quit inside five years as Forward View flounders, warns RCGP

Two in five GPs to quit inside five years as Forward View flounders, warns RCGP

General practice is near breaking point with two in five GPs in England planning...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to speak at RCGP Annual Conference 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to speak at RCGP Annual Conference 2017

The RCGP has announced that health secretary Jeremy Hunt will speak at the college's...

RCGP Scotland chair to lead Labour commission on NHS workforce

RCGP Scotland chair to lead Labour commission on NHS workforce

RCGP Scotland chair Dr Miles Mack has agreed to chair an NHS workforce commission...

One-week waits for GP appointments to soar over next five years, warns RCGP
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One-week waits for GP appointments to soar over next five years, warns RCGP

Patients will wait more than a week for an appointment at their GP practice on more...

RCGP sets out three-year strategy to protect general practice

RCGP sets out three-year strategy to protect general practice

RCGP leaders have outlined a three-year plan to protect and build general practice,...

GPs inundated as hay fever spike triggers almost 40,000 visits in June

GPs inundated as hay fever spike triggers almost 40,000 visits in June

Cases of patients visiting their GP with hay fever-like symptoms are up 50% compared...

Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP
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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Postnatal health checks must be made longer 'as standard' to help improve the mental...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

We all have a big decision to make tomorrow, but whichever party comes to power will...

RCGP annual conference 2016

Highlights from the RCGP annual conference 2016

Highlights from the RCGP annual conference 2016

This year's RCGP annual conference 2016 provided delegates with a packed agenda of...

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,...

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

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

Dr Jennifer Napier shares tips and advice from delegates at this year's RCGP annual...

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...

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...

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