GP magazine 14 April 2014

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News

Exclusive: GPs abandon Lib Dems and Tories

Exclusive: GPs abandon Lib Dems and Tories
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GP support for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties has crumbled since the 2010 general election, a GP magazine poll reveals.

Exclusive: 12% of GPs fear practice closure

One in eight GPs say their practice is at risk of closure because of financial pressures,...

Practices offered £20,000 for unplanned admissions DES

Practices will receive up to £20,000 on average to deliver the new avoiding unplanned...

MPs call for liver disease QOF indicators to tackle 'growing epidemic'

GPs should be incentivised through the QOF to detect liver disease cases to tackle...

NSAID use linked to 80% higher risk of AF

Patients who take NSAIDs face an 80% higher risk of developing AF, a study has found,...

IT funding reform risks 'significant cuts' for practices

Many practices face 'significant cuts' to IT funding under an NHS England plan to...

Exclusive: Practice manager stress leaves 67% on brink of quitting

More than two thirds of practice managers have recently contemplated quitting their...

How the GP contract is changing

As the 2014/15 financial year gets under way, Nick Bostock and Stephen Robinson look...

Dr Sam Everington interview: A primary care optimist

GP Dr Sam Everington, who once slept on the street to demand NHS reform, talks to...

Opinion

Liam Farrell: Doctor/patient relationship hits new low

Liam Farrell: Doctor/patient relationship hits new low

Progress can be painful, but sacrifices must be made in the name of science. I took a deep breath, girded my loins and started morning surgery.

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Editorial: Tories need to rethink their GP policies

The joy of five-year fixed-term parliaments is that we know the next general election...

Dr Boyd Peters: It's easy to get lost in the lingual jungle

Part of the joyous learning curve of working in general practice is adjusting to...

Dr Maureen Baker: Key role for GPs in youth mental health

Children and young people are as likely as adults to become ill - and they can become...

Education

Medico-legal - Five patients you should not treat

Medico-legal - Five patients you should not treat

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Edward Farnan warns about the five types of patient you should usually redirect towards their own GP.

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Education

Journals watch: Cystic fibrosis screening | NSAID use | Anastrozole in breast cancer

Too busy to read all of the journals? Dr Alison Glenesk selects the latest papers...

Pictorial case study - Prepatellar bursitis

Dr Jean Watkins advises on the possible causes of prepatellar bursitis.

Osteoarthritis in primary care

Early diagnosis and management of patients with osteoarthritis is the key to effective...

Red flag symptoms - Unintended weight loss

Identify unintentional weight loss, advises Dr Pipin Singh

Differential diagnoses: Presentation and management of neck swellings

Dr Nigel Stollery examines the differences in characteristic features of neck swellings...

Self care: part two - Harnessing patient power in self care

Dr Beth McCarron-Nash explains how patients can become involved.

Clinical Review: Stroke - epidemiology, diagnosis and management

Stroke is a common, serious and treatable condition. In the past 20 years, there...

GP Life

Win an Xbox One gaming console

Win an Xbox One gaming console

Enter our competition and you could win the latest 'must-have' gaming console.

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Interview - The GP entrepreneur

Full-time Merseyside GP Dr Martin Breach has set up a business to design, manufacture...

Keeping alive the memory of Ceylon

West Lothian GP Dr Sureshini Sanders has written and published a book about the impact...

Gadget review: TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch

This is a superb watch for GPs who are keen triathletes, writes Dr Richard Harkness.

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