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GPING – GPs with an Interest in Nutrition Group

GPING has provided an enthusiastic GP input to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to ensure the college has maintained a balanced viewpoint on nutritional matters, plus has contributed to the multidisciplinary obesity initiatives that are happening in many clinical and public health quarters. The group's remit extends across the spectrum of nutritional issues, including malnutrition.

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.

As a group, we are always happy to hear from interested GPs from any part of the UK who would like to get involved in pushing the primary care obesity and malnutrition agenda firmly forward. If you would like further information, please contact the chair Rachel Pryke via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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