Royal College of General Practitioners
The Royal College of General Practitioners (Royal College of GPs, or RCGP) is the main professional body for UK doctors who work as General Practitioners (GPs).. GPs are the first point of contact for all non-emergency health problems in the British NHS. The Royal College of GPs is a highly influential organization within the United Kingdom, and members normally invited to contribute to the development of the NICE guidelines, which are used to aid diagnosis and treatment of health conditions within the NHS.
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Notable people[edit | edit source]
- Helen Stokes-Lampard is the current Chair of the RCGP Council.
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Funding[edit | edit source]
RCGP and ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
The RCGP describes ME/CFS as medically unexplained symptoms rather than a neurological illness, meaning the RCGP is at odds with the NHS and UK government position, which follows the World Health Organization classification system.
METRIC[edit | edit source]
METRIC is a training course about myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome provided by the Royal College of General Practitioners and aimed at UK GPs. METRIC was written in 2012, before the release of key data about the PACE trial, and promotes the biopsychosocial model of understanding for ME/CFS. As a result, METRIC encourages the use of the controversial cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy as treatments.
Interviews and articles[edit | edit source]
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Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Report of a joint working group of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Psychiatrists and General Practitioners
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Royal College of General Practitioners | RCGP". www.rcgp.org.uk. Retrieved Feb 20, 2019.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.