Video: Give GPs the freedom to do what is right for patients, says RCGP chair

The four UK governments must give GPs the time, resources and freedom they need to do what is right for their patients, RCGP chair Helen Stokes-Lampard told the college's annual conference.

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard (Photo: Pete Hill)
RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard (Photo: Pete Hill)

In her speech, which used the case of one of her elderly patients Enid to highlight the impact of social isolation, Professor Stokes-Lampard also called on NHS England to ensure funding from the GP Forward View reached the frontline faster.

She added that while she was chair of the college she would do everything in her power to 'restore the good days to general practice. To make our profession a place where practising GPs are supported and given the respect that we deserve.

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