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Most practices face simpler CQC checks from April 2018

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Overseas patient charges could leave GPs swamped as last bastion of free NHS

GPs in Northern Ireland may reduce services as winter crisis looms

GP practices and patients at risk as Capita problems continue, warns LMC

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Will £20k 'golden hellos' solve the GP recruitment crisis?

Medico-legal issues

GP dilemma: How can I deal with a patient who is harassing me?

GP dilemma: How can I deal with a patient who is harassing me?

What constitutes harassment and how GPs can resolve a harassment situation involving...

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

GPs have a duty to act if they believe a colleague's poor performance could compromise...

GP dilemma: How should I deal with a patient requesting the hepatitis B vaccine?
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GP dilemma: How should I deal with a patient requesting the hepatitis B vaccine?

Practices have been removed from the hepatitis B vaccine supply chain until further...

Practice opinion

A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room
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A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room

There's not just one elephant in the room, but a whole herd trampling towards general...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: GPs need to embrace web-based consultations
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: GPs need to embrace web-based consultations

This week I was lucky enough to attend the conference of a national user group of...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

In the week that Apple announced atrial fibrillation monitoring would be coming to...

The editor recommends

Video: GPs should not fear the rise of 'super partnerships'

Video: GPs should not fear the rise of 'super partnerships'

GPs should not be fearful of joining super partnerships because the new organisations...

Download Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers by signing up for a free trial

Download Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers by signing up for a free trial

If your practice is planning a merger, Medeconomics' Guide to Practice Mergers is...

GPs continue to choose locum careers over salaried and partner roles
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GPs continue to choose locum careers over salaried and partner roles

GPs are continuing to choose to work as GP locums rather than remain in partner or...

Exclusive: GPs drop private services as workload pressures rise
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Exclusive: GPs drop private services as workload pressures rise

One in three GP practices have stopped providing some non-NHS services in the past...

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...

GP Podcast: Can physician associates and skill mix ease the GP workforce crisis?

GP Podcast: Can physician associates and skill mix ease the GP workforce crisis?

GP Podcast was invited to visit the Allum Medical Centre in Waltham Forest, north...