The group's origins (formerly the RCGP Nutrition Group) has promoted dialogue with the RCGP Council to debate the boundaries of what GPs can and cannot do. The group strongly supports action on the societal determinants of obesity and malnutrition, and advocates for public health interventions for prevention.
The key objectives of the group are the following:
- To ensure that nutritional health is retained as a focus within RCGP policy and that the RCGP calls for strong leadership in this field from policy makers and government.
- To ensure that the RCGP commits to ongoing involvement in nutritional projects and developments seeking a representative from the RCGP when required.
- To ensure that the RCGP improves nutritional training for the GP trainee curriculum and for Continuing Professional Development for qualified GPs.
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