RCGP annual conference 2017

Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert
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Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert

GPs prescribing the contraceptive pill should tell women that they do not need to...

GPs are perfectly placed to make a real difference as activists

GPs are perfectly placed to make a real difference as activists

GPs are in a 'fantastic position' to act as activists and can make a significant...

Health Education England pilots medical assistant training programme

Health Education England pilots medical assistant training programme

Health Education England (HEE) is piloting a medical assistant training programme...

Young international GPs experience UK general practice at RCGP conference
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Young international GPs experience UK general practice at RCGP conference

Young GPs and GP trainees from eight countries attended the RCGP annual conference...

Video: Is the RCGP's motto still fit for purpose?
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Video: Is the RCGP's motto still fit for purpose?

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard explained why she loves the RCGP's motto...

We are losing two GP practices a week, NHS England official admits
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We are losing two GP practices a week, NHS England official admits

Two GP practices are closing every week in England, NHS England's director of primary...

E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit
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E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit

Smoking cessation is one of general practice's most effective interventions in the...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference

Greetings from Liverpool - what a fantastic couple of days it has been so far, with...

GPs urged to push back against CCGs that do not support collaboration

GPs urged to push back against CCGs that do not support collaboration

GPs whose plans to collaborate are being held back by a lack of support from local...

Scottish patients back calls to increase GP funding

Scottish patients back calls to increase GP funding

The vast majority of people in Scotland believe that general practice needs more...

Video: Jeremy Hunt defends his record on general practice
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Video: Jeremy Hunt defends his record on general practice

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was forced to defend his record on general practice...

Uncertainty is 'key skill' for successful GP consultations, says NICE chair
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Uncertainty is 'key skill' for successful GP consultations, says NICE chair

GPs should embrace and accept uncertainty in patient consultations, according to...

Video: Jeremy Hunt outlines his plans for state-backed GP indemnity
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Video: Jeremy Hunt outlines his plans for state-backed GP indemnity

Jeremy Hunt announced plans for a 'state-backed scheme for clinical negligence indemnity...

Final talks on QOF-free Scottish GP contract almost complete

Final talks on QOF-free Scottish GP contract almost complete

Talks on a new Scottish GP contract that will formalise a system to replace QOF are...

GP's challenge to Jeremy Hunt - why should we believe you?
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GP's challenge to Jeremy Hunt - why should we believe you?

Jeremy Hunt was forced to defend his record in office, as a GP in the audience at...

Exclusive: GP indemnity fees halved by MDU after state funding pledge
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Exclusive: GP indemnity fees halved by MDU after state funding pledge

GP indemnity subscription fees will be slashed by 50% from November by the MDU -...

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

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...

Read Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard's RCGP conference 2017 speech in full
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Read Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard's RCGP conference 2017 speech in full

In her first conference speech as RCGP chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard highlighted...

Latest RCGP news and opinion

GP concern over rise in racism as Brexit 'turns clock back 30 years'
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GP concern over rise in racism as Brexit 'turns clock back 30 years'

GPs have raised concerns over a rise in racism since the UK voted to leave the EU...

State-backed GP indemnity deal will not stop rising negligence costs, warn MDOs

State-backed GP indemnity deal will not stop rising negligence costs, warn MDOs

Plans for a state-backed GP indemnity scheme will not tackle the fundamental problem...

DH to expand £20,000 GP golden hello scheme
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DH to expand £20,000 GP golden hello scheme

A scheme offering £20,000 golden hellos to GP trainees in areas that struggle to...

Loneliness 'as bad as long-term conditions' for health, RCGP chair warns

Loneliness 'as bad as long-term conditions' for health, RCGP chair warns

Chronic loneliness can be as bad for health as long-term conditions, especially for...

State-backed GP indemnity scheme could start from 2019, says Jeremy Hunt
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State-backed GP indemnity scheme could start from 2019, says Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed that a 'state-backed scheme for clinical...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: The highs and lows of the first year
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: The highs and lows of the first year

Ahead of the RCGP Annual Conference, College Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard...