GP magazine 1 June 2015

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Exclusive: Thousands wasted on managed practices as recruitment crisis hits

Exclusive: Thousands wasted on managed practices as recruitment crisis hits

Welsh health boards are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on directly managing practices as the GP workforce crisis is forcing partners to quit, GPonline can reveal.

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Map: How have GP practices across England fared in CQC inspections?

CQC inspections have found that the vast majority of practices in England are providing...

Seven-day NHS not cost-effective, researchers warn

A seven-day NHS is unlikely to be cost-effective, UK researchers have warned.

Exclusive: Welsh recruitment crisis forces GP partner to quit practice

A GP partner in Wales has handed in his notice to the local health board because...

NICE to propose adding controversial 10% statin threshold to QOF

NICE advisors will meet on Monday to discuss whether new QOF indicators to incentivise...


Liam Farrell: That's as may be, but I still want an antibiotic

Liam Farrell: That's as may be, but I still want an antibiotic

Overzealous? Not me. So I knew just what to do when Mrs X told me: 'I've an awful sore throat and I need an antibiotic.'

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Zara Aziz: Receptionists are the unsung heroes

I am currently reading a very interesting book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress...

Editorial: Activity-based contract worth pursuing

The headlines on our website, GPonline, after the LMCs conference in London last...


Red flag symptoms: Hallucinations

Red flag symptoms: Hallucinations

Hallucinations are often thought to be manifestations of psychiatric disease, but many other conditions may present with them, explains Dr Suneeta Kochhar.

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Medico-legal: Managing your online reputation

Medico-legal adviser Dr Richenda Tisdale explains how to monitor patient feedback...

Clinical Review: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease, characterised...

Journals watch: Lymphoma, herd immunity and the safety of older drivers

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Jonathan Holliday selects the latest papers of...

Assessing bone health in adults and children

Bone health can be promoted through good nutrition, exercise and management of chronic...

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Dr Thushara Goonewardene Interview: The GP electronic musician

East Midlands GP Dr Thushara Goonewardene releases music under the artist name Fushara.

Dr Ian Quigley: The mountain rescue GP

North-east London GP Dr Ian Quigley worked in Nepal with the local rescue service.


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