GP magazine 29 September 2014

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News

Exclusive: Contract talks may halve value of QOF

Exclusive: Contract talks may halve value of QOF
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The proportion of GP income linked to quality targets could be slashed to 10% under plans mooted by health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a private meeting with senior GPs, GP magazine can reveal.

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Viewpoint: PM's seven-day GP pledge unrealistic, says Dr Kailash Chand

Prime minister David Cameron has pledged patients will have seven-day access to GPs...

Exclusive: CQC ratings threat to GP practices

CQC plans to rate all GP practices by April 2016 could undermine general practice...

Most NICE guidance for GPs not based on relevant research

Only a third of the evidence used to decide NICE guidelines for primary care is relevant...

How the new GMS pay uplift was wiped out for GPs

Since the new GMS contract took effect in 2004, official data have charted the steady...

Opinion

Liam Farrell: Why I don't usually attend weddings

Liam Farrell: Why I don't usually attend weddings

I don't usually attend weddings, as experience has taught me to say no, no way, not ever, now get out of my face before I hurt you.

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Dr Maureen Baker: Why England needs 8,000 more GPs

It is party conference season and we are also looking forward to the RCGP's annual...

Editorial: Don't undervalue the GP partnership model

This month, Scotland voted against independence. The no vote was ultimately more...

Dr Zara Aziz: A serious case of delusional parasitosis

I am halfway through afternoon surgery, when David charges in through the door.

Education

Red flag symptoms: Hoarse voice

Red flag symptoms: Hoarse voice

It is vital to know what the patient means by hoarse voice, writes Dr Suneeta Kochhar.

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Education

Clinical Review - Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland produces...

Journals watch: Colchicine for gout, CT in depression and smoking cessation

Dr Sally Hope selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including colchicine for...

Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four keratinous conditions and offers clues for their...

HIV and black Africans in the UK

Dr Iain Reeves and Dr Richard Ma discuss the role of HIV testing in black Africans...

How to avoid procrastination

Dr Mehul Mathukia presents some practical tips for prioritising work and getting...

Medico-legal: Five tips for dealing with demand for appointments

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward discusses how to run your appointments...

GP Life

Win £500 of John Lewis vouchers

Win £500 of John Lewis vouchers

Treat yourself to gifts including iPads, TVs, furniture and fashion

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Dr Kathryn Howe interview: Me and my campervan

Dr Kathryn Howe, a GP in the Scottish Borders, recommends campervanning for relaxation.

Dr Pauline Foreman Interview: Restoring trust in the MRCGP

The RCGP's chief examiner took on the role at the height of a row over the fairness...

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