GP magazine 4 August 2014

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Exclusive: GP magazine calls on political parties to support general practice

Exclusive: GP magazine calls on political parties to support general practice
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GP leaders have backed a call by GP magazine for England's three main political parties to make a statement in support of general practice, as the growing crisis puts intolerable strain on the profession.

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Exclusive: GP anger over drug shortages

Medicines shortages are piling extra workload on already stretched GP surgeries and...

Local campaigns reflect groundswell of support for general practice

A groundswell of public support for general practice, unprecedented in recent times,...

Exclusive: CQC 50% short of target number of GP inspectors

The CQC has filled just under half of its GP inspector positions, two months before...

Former RCGP chairman urges GP practices to federate faster

General practice has failed to move quickly enough in forming federations over the...

Can health checks be revived?

The validity of NHS health checks has long been viewed as doubtful, but Public Health...

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard: Securing the RCGP's financial future

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard told Neil Durham about the highs and lows of the first 18...

GPs to foot the bill for texts to patients

Practices could be forced to spend thousands of pounds on replacement SMS texting...

Opinion

Liam Farrell: Bare-faced cheek of new NHS boss

Liam Farrell: Bare-faced cheek of new NHS boss

At this time of year #tipsfornewdocs is trending again on Twitter, along the way giving the public the impression that patients will be dying like flies over the next few weeks due to the influx of newly qualified doctors. Most of the tips are admirable, even if they may induce gagging:

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Dr Maureen Baker: The way towards patient-centred care

How can the NHS meet the needs of the rapidly increasing number of patients with...

Zara Aziz: Sick note request in the supermarket

GP surgeries are like supermarkets: at closing time the whole world and his wife...

Editorial: Now is the time to Save Our Surgeries

The Carr-Hill funding formula may not be 'sufficiently sensitive' to take into account...

Education

Red flag symptoms: Epistaxis

Red flag symptoms: Epistaxis

Epistaxis may affect any age group, but in the elderly patient, specific treatment and possibly hospital admission may be required.

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Education

Balancing life as a GP

Professor Rodger Charlton share his tips for achieving work-life balance.

A collaborative approach to Achilles tendon rupture

Physiotherapist Greg Turpin and Dr Mareeni Raymond discuss a multidisciplinary approach...

Medical management of depression

Depression is a common presentation in general practice. In most cases, patients...

Invest to save: encouraging self-care awareness in GPs

Even with the best self-care policy, GPs can run into the problem of maintaining...

Differential diagnoses: Cysts

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Clinical review of brain tumours: diagnosis and management

Brain tumours are rare malignancies, accounting for approximately 2-3% of all tumours...

Journals watch: CAD, medication errors, preventing asthma deaths

Dr Raj Thakkar summarises the key papers of interest to GPs including HbA1c in non-diabetic...

GP Life

GP Enterprise Awards 2014: Vote for the overall winner and you could win an iPad mini

GP Enterprise Awards 2014: Vote for the overall winner and you could win an iPad mini

Now it's your turn to influence the outcome of the GP Enterprise Awards 2014, by choosing your favourite category winner to claim the overall MDU Enterprise Award.

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Dr Richard Ma - A GP turned triathlete

If you can swim 400m, ride a bike and run, you too can be a triathlete, writes Dr...

Dr Jenny Langdon: Trekking for heart health

Berkshire GP Dr Jenny Langdon has undertaken 14 charity challenges for the British...

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