News in brief - 7th September

RCP gives guided tours and talks at London event
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) opens its doors to the public on Saturday 15 September. Historical tours will occur throughout the day, as well as guided walks of the gardens - home to over 1,000 medicinal plants. Experts in gastroenterology, nutrition and sports medicine will run interactive stands and RCP president Professor Ian Gilmore will give a talk on the perils of alcohol abuse. More information about the London event can be found at:

GPs wanted for intended charity expedition
GPs are wanted to join charity expeditions across Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and India. Raleigh International requires staff including qualified doctors with at least two years' experience to keep participants healthy and deliver medical treatment when necessary. The charity said it offers 'truly unique experiences in some of the world's most challenging and remote locations'. Visit for more details.

GP election survey winner
Thank you to the 301 GPs who took part in the recent GP election survey (GP, 31 August 2007). The winner of the £100 worth of Amazon vouchers was Dr Teresa McDonnell of Church Close Surgery, Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.

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