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RCGP: 'Patients not informed about care.data'
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has expressed concerns that patients have not been properly informed about the care.data programme Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP: 'CCGs could help boost practice funding'
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has pleaded with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to help increase primary care funding Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 10, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Latest News Source Type: news

Better mental health training needed, says RCGP
Increased paediatric and psychiatry training is needed for GPs, the Royal College of General Practitioners has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 16, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP: 20,000 more staff needed for seven-day working
At least 20,000 additional practice staff would have to be hired for the government’s seven-day working plans to work, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 13, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

RCGP says emphasis on hospital doctors affects GP services
New research published by the Royal College of General Practitioners reveals that three extra hospital consultant posts are now being created for every extra GP across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 31, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Patients face longer GP waits
Royal College of General Practitioners report 'dramatic' diverson of posts from general practice to hospitalsRelated items from OnMedicaGP contract – a step in the right direction? Government ignores GPs’ concerns over contractTraditional GP role widens from ‘helping’ to ‘business’ modelContract changes bring huge cut in QOF workLead GPs disagree on opening hours (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 25, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients will wait at least a week to see GP in 2014, it is claimed
An estimated 27 million patients will be forced to wait at least a week to see their family doctor due to a shortage of GPs, healthcare experts have warned     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: general practioners Royal College of General Practitioners health minister GP family doctor GPs waiting times GP surgery NHS health budget Dan Poulter Source Type: news

Nursing and pharmaceutical leaders welcomed into RCGP
Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), and Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), have both been made honorary fellows of the Royal College of General Practitioners Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 23, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Latest News Source Type: news

Better access for Gypsies and Travellers, homeless people and sex workers
A paper by the Royal College of General Practitioners and Department of Health says that GPs who commission services in England, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, should consider paying for mobile units and clinics, and other outreach facilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 17, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RCGP warns of winter waits for GPs
According to new research by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), funding has drifted away from primary care towards hospitals over the last eight years – with the result that general practice now receives £2.4bn less a year than if funding had kept pace with secondary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RPS and RCN Chief Executives receive Honorary Fellowships from RCGP
Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), have both been made honorary fellows of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).   P (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 25, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr Peter Carter awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News)
Source: Royal College of Nursing - UK- National News - November 23, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCGP: Francis response has 'ramifications' for GPs
The government’s response to the Francis report, although focused on secondary care, has “clear ramifications” for the whole NHS, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 20, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Latest News Source Type: news

The return of the 'proper' family doctor?
Many newspapers are heralding the return of “family doctors” after the announcement of a new contract agreed between the government and GPs. The GP contract has been agreed between the NHS and GPs in England.  Among other changes, it stipulates that patients aged 75 and over will have a named GP to co-ordinate their care, as will younger patients with complex health needs such as poorly controlled diabetes. It is hoped this will reduce unplanned admissions to A&E departments. Incentivised GP targets for certain services will also be reduced, hopefully freeing up more time for doctors to spend on patie...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people QA articles Source Type: news

New ideas for improving care
Hard-pressed GPs with bright ideas for improving care - but no time or funding to put them into practice - can apply to become “innovation fellows” in an initiative launched today by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in collaboration with the Peter Sowerby Foundation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 5, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RCGP: Primary care faces £400m cuts
General practice cuts have led to a £400 million funding “black hole” according to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 9, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Finance Latest News Source Type: news

Gerada: NHS reorganisation was 'confusing'
The 'confusing', 'incoherent' Health and Social Care Act has only worsened the divide between primary and acute doctors, according to Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) chair Dr Clare Gerada Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 4, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Complaints Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GPs 'facing financial black hole'
GP services are facing a £400m financial “black hole” that could have catastrophic consequences, the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 3, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England puts patient data to better use
The service will use information from a patients’ medical record to improve the way that healthcare is delivered for all. Materials and guidance have been developed in collaboration with the Health and Social Care Information Centre, British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners to support practices to raise awareness. Patients who are not happy for their data to be used in this way can ask their GP practice to make a note of this in their medical record and this will prevent their information leaving the practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 23, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

NHS Health Checks are a "waste of time"
The government’s Health Check scheme is a “waste of time” according to Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) chair Clare Gerada Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 21, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Longer waiting times for GP appointments predicted as concerned GPs raise fears about the impact of cuts for patient care, UK
Over 70% of GPs are forecasting longer waiting times for GP appointments within the next two years - as nearly half (47%) reveal that they have cut back on the range of services they provide for their patients. In the latest survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) highlighting the growing crisis in general practice, more than 80% of respondents said that they now have insufficient resources to provide high quality patient care... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

RCGP: General practice is at “breaking point”
Nearly half (47%) of GPs have had to cut back on the range of services provided for patients because of funding issues, a Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) survey shows Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 19, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Finance Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Calls for greater coordination of flu vaccination programme
The Royal College of General Practitioners Wales and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales have called upon the Welsh Government and NHS Wales to plan for greater coordination between health professionals to help increase the uptake of flu vaccination and protect a larger population this year (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 22, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shortfall of 16,000 GPs predicted for 2021
A funding gap between 2013 and 2021 could lead to a shortfall of 16,000 family doctors in England, the Royal College of General Practitioners has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 15, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK doctors fear job losses as government reshuffles healthcare spending
Patients in the UK could lose as many as 2,400 doctors under the government's Comprehensive Spending Review, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GP revalidation toolkit released
Updated resources for GPs preparing for revalidation have been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 2, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured *** iQ HR Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Government promise £3 billion to integrate care
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned that the ‘crisis’ in general practice will intensify if the pooling of health and social care resources, announced by Chancellor George Osbourne today, leads to money being diverted away from GP services. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 26, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: abrewerton Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Commissioning *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

GPs 'unable to deliver safe care'
Family doctors are “unable” to deliver safe care due to time and resource limits, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 31, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Friday 31 May
GPs can no longer deliver safe care because they are too overstretched, according to Dr Clare Gerada, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Clare Gerada claimed that family doctors were seeing up to 70 patients in one day and were unable to look after patients "in the way that they want". (Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert)
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - May 31, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS England announces new technical guidance to improve patient care
The GP Technical Specification and its associated guidance was developed in partnership with the British Medical Association and Royal College of General Practitioners. The document explains the process of how data from general practice will be collected, anonymised and used to improve patient care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 30, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Primary care funding drops by £200m, RCGP claims
The amount of money allocated to GPs for patient care is set to fall by £200million over the next three years, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) announced late last week Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 29, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Spending On Patient Care Set To Plummet By Millions, Warn GP Leaders
The amount of money allocated to GPs to care for their patients is set to fall by nearly £200m over the next three years- equivalent to the current funding for 1.2 million patients, according to predictions from GP leaders. The stark warning comes from the Royal College of General Practitioners who say that the proportion of NHS funding being spent on general practice has been falling for successive years, with GP practices being starved of the resources they need to meet the growing needs of patients and to safeguard the future of patient care... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Majority of NHS professionals do not think that quality of care is treated as a priority in the NHS
23 May 2013 Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of NHS professionals do not think that quality of care in the NHS is given enough priority, says a survey published today in a new report on patient-centred leadership by The King's Fund. The survey, which took place after the publication of Robert Francis's report, also found that 40 per cent thought that the quality of leadership in the NHS as a whole was poor or very poor, in contrast to 11 per cent in their own service or team.When asked what the biggest barrier to increasing quality of care was, 40 per cent of NHS professionals said 'time and/or res...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - May 22, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Carers register' could help thousands
Practices should maintain a ‘carers register’, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 13, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Finance Patient Access Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

GPs warn new 111 NHS helpline is 'seriously flawed' and putting patients at risk
The Royal College of General Practitioners said patients had lost confidence in the 111 service, which was near ‘total collapse’ during the Easter holiday weekend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chair-elect for RCGP
Dr Maureen Baker CBE is the new chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). She will succeed the current Chair Dr Clare Gerada in November 2013. More … (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RCGP sets competency levels for practice nurses
A framework to support practice nurses in achieving and maintaining competency levels across all areas of their generalist role has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - May 6, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medicines optimisation: helping patients make the most of medicines
The society has published Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines, which provides four guiding principles to help front-line professionals in England support patients to improve their quality of life and outcomes from better use of medicines. Developed with health professionals, patients, lay representatives and patient groups, the principles are endorsed by NHS England, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Nursing and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 3, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Joint clinical commissioning guidance for glaucoma services
This guidance was written by leading eye care clinicians with support from experienced clinical commissioners at the National Association of Primary Care, Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health’s Right Care Team. It aims to provide support to those designing and delivering eye care across the UK, with a focus on services for glaucoma. In the coming months the Colleges will publish recommendations on improving services for: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, low vision, oculoplastics, and urgent eye care. Guidance Press release Royal College of Optha...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - February 15, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: news

New guide to commissioning high value eye care
Written by leading eye care clinicians with support from experienced clinical commissioners at the National Association of Primary Care, Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health’s Right Care Team, it will provide valuable support to those designing and delivering eye care across the UK. The guidance focuses on services for glaucoma. In the coming months, the colleges will publish their recommendations on improving services for: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, low vision, oculoplastics and urgent eye care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

GPs must become ‘more efficient’ in diagnosing cancer
The Royal College of General Practitioners has called for “more efficient investigation pathways” following the publication of new data that shows GPs refer over 80% of suspected cancers after two consultations (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 11, 2013 Category: Practice Management Source Type: news

Paper considers impact of commissioning on drug and alcohol care
Source: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Area: News The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) have issued a joint paper considering the future impact of the changing commissioning environment on primary care drug and alcohol treatment. (Source: NeLM - News)
Source: NeLM - News - February 4, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Wednesday 16 January
The prescription of sleeping pills and tranquillisers should be reduced and carefully monitored because of the dangers of addiction and dependency, according to a group of health professionals. The alliance, which includes the, The Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Department of Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is calling on doctors to prescribe drugs such as the benzodiazepine Valium only under very particular circumstances. (Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert)
Source: Royal College of Nursing News Alert - January 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCGP publishes guide on personal health budgets for GPs
Source: RCGP Area: News A practical guide to personal health budgets for GPs in England has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners.   The guide describes personal health budgets, how they can be used effectively and which patients are eligible. (Source: NeLM - News)
Source: NeLM - News - January 16, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RCGP on the search for clinical champions
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is looking for four new clinical champions despite its commissioning scheme reportedly "dying a death" (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 10, 2013 Category: Practice Management Source Type: news

Personal Health Budgets: A Guide For GPs
A practical guide to personal health budgets (PHBs) for GPs in England has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). In November the Government confirmed that PHBs - following a three-year pilot programme - will be rolled out across England. The easily accessible guide covers what PHBs are, which patients are eligible, and how they can be used effectively. It has been produced with input from GPs and PHB managers with first-hand experience of using PHBs at the pilot sites... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

RCGP video on telehealth
A new telehealth video from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) highlights some of the key reasons why clinicians are recommending telehealth for their patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 4, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

RPS and RCGP call for improvements to NHS information sharing to prevent harm
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Wales have called for urgent improvements in the NHS IT systems to help minimise harm and bring about better outcomes for patients. Speaking at a joint reception at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 14, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A new partnership for pharmacists and GPs in Scotland
The Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland) (RCGP) and the Society in Scotland have announced an initiative to improve patient care by creating an enhanced partnership between their two professions.  To launch the initiative, a statement has been published that identifies a (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 29, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GPs and Pharmacists working together to improve patient care
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have published the joint statement detailing how GPs and community pharmacists can work together to improve the care provided to patients in the community. Breaking down the barriers – h (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 27, 2011 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news