Royal College of General Practitioners

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Royal College of General Practitioners

The professional body in the UK which encourages, fosters and maintains standards in general medical practice, providing the voice for general practice to promote the unique patient-doctor relationship, shape the public’s health agenda, set standards in training and education in general practice, promote quality and advance the role of general practice globally.
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The RCGP NI has calculated this shortfall equates to 234 family doctors, and that without urgent action the shortage could grow to 275 doctors by 2020.
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Dr Paul Myres, chairman of RCGP Wales, said: "The college has called for 10,000 more GPs across the UK.
The RCGP has been working with the RPS to suggest ways of tackling this problem and value the opportunity to present our ideas to members of the National Assembly for Wales.
Dr Carey Lunan, chairwoman of RCGP Scotland, said: "The findings from this survey are very concerning.
Tribune News Network - Doha : ATTENDEES of the Annual RCGP conference held in Liverpool were invited to take part in the Dragons Den competition this year.
Chairwoman of the RCGP, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, said: "If more people are leaving the profession than entering it, then we're fighting a losing battle.
Without them, millions of patients could be left without a GP, the RCGP said.
The RCGP says the number of full-time equivalent GPs in Wales is still falling, with patients experiencing growing waits for appointments and delayed responses from struggling out-ofhours services.
RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker said general practice is "in crisis" and there "is a clear risk to thousands of patients".
Dr Maureen Baker, chairwoman of the RCGP, said: "We are in dire straits if we do not act to address the GP recruitment crisis immediately and ensure that there are enough GPs in the system so that practices do not have to run with a substantial number of vacant positions.
An RCGP petition calling for urgent action – and backed by 21,000 Scots – – will be handed into the Scottish – will be handed into the Scottish Government on Tuesday.