The RCGP will support and promote Equally Well UK as a learning network to bring about a sustained and significant improvement in the physical health support offered to people with a mental health condition. General practice is where most people come into contact with health services and provides holistic, person-centred care often working in multidisciplinary teams with colleagues. Mental Health and Physical Activity & Lifestyle are two of RCGP’s clinical priorities and the College will provide clinical advice to support the vital work of Equally Well UK and positively contribute to reducing health inequalities in people with severe and enduring mental illness.
RCGP Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard said: “The Royal College of General Practitioners is proud to be founding member of Equally Well UK, as GPs are usually the first point of contact with the NHS for people with mental or physical health issues. We believe that it is fundamentally important that everyone who accesses healthcare is confident that they will receive the best possible care, irrespective of the nature of their illness or infirmity, and we are committed to working with others to achieve this aim.”