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GP superpractice in talks to buy a hospital and recruit GP trainees from China

STPs told to allocate up to 20% of transformation funds to primary care

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MP demands GP waiting time guarantee amid practice closures

RCGP ambassadors denied access to STP proposals, college warns

Golden hellos could undermine GP recruitment in neighbouring areas, HEE admits

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Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC
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Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC

As many as two in five GP trainees face excessive workloads that interfere with their...

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a £1m scheme to retain GPs aged over 55...

STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn
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STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn

Two councils have criticised their local sustainability and transformation plan (STP),...

Practice opinion

Dr Richard Vautrey: GPs in every corner of England are buckling under workload pressure

Dr Richard Vautrey: GPs in every corner of England are buckling under workload pressure

Underfunding, erosion of primary care teams and a string of disastrous political...

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

The NHS needs to do more to prevent illness. Dr Brian Fisher explains how practices...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke

Secrecy around STPs has infuriated patients and the public, but it may have allowed...

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Exclusive: GPs are ditching partnership roles to start locum careers
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Exclusive: GPs are ditching partnership roles to start locum careers

GPs are continuing to abandon partnership roles in favour of locum work, a survey...

Exclusive: Third of GPs say private fees income has fallen in past 12 months

Exclusive: Third of GPs say private fees income has fallen in past 12 months

Nearly one in three GPs say income from private and professional fees has dropped...

Skill mix: How paramedics can help general practice
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Skill mix: How paramedics can help general practice

Dr Mark Spencer, co-chair of the New NHS Alliance, employs a paramedic in his practice....

Exclusive: Practice mergers rise as GPs move to working at scale
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Exclusive: Practice mergers rise as GPs move to working at scale

One in eight GP practices have merged with another practice in the past 12 months...

Over 400 pharmacists to be hired for practices as NHS England doubles pilot fund

Over 400 pharmacists to be hired for practices as NHS England doubles pilot fund

NHS England has more than doubled a fund to recruit clinical pharmacists to work...

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