Talk:Royal College of General Practitioners
Prizes and awards
There is a big difference between an encyclopaedia article and the body's website. The list of awards is clearly linked from the article so a full list of awards is both unnecessary and unencyclopaedic. I would add that this article lacks secondary sources and what this section needs is comment on the RCGP awards from reliable sources. TerriersFan (talk) 17:01, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
It was a bit before my time, but I think it was set up by a bunch of GPs who, apart from wanting to wear robes and eat decent dinners wanted to improve the standing of the craft, and to improve the practice of general practice. The pressures have always been there, and it is perhaps more relevant that the college (of which I am not a member) had not been set up prior to the NHS than to ascribe it to increased pressures. THere were a lot of changes going on.
(And care was no more provided free then than it is now - free at the point of care is true, but it is paid for by the State. GPs were relieved of the pressure of collecting their fees, and of carrying bad debts...) Midgley (talk) 12:06, 29 November 2010 (UTC)