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GPs face extra workload as last community dental clinic in London closed

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GPs will not be forced into seven-day opening despite PM's comments, officials confirm

Claims against GPs working out-of-hours exceeded £30m in three years

GPs are on their knees - stop blaming us for the NHS crisis, Bath GP tells PM

'Bedside manner' is most common trigger of complaints about GPs

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Over 100 complaints after Capita takes over patient records service

Over 100 complaints after Capita takes over patient records service

NHS bosses received more than 100 official complaints about the new privatised patient...

All parties must support GPs, college warns ahead of Northern Ireland election

All parties must support GPs, college warns ahead of Northern Ireland election

The RCGP has called on all political parties in Northern Ireland to commit to supporting...

GP referrals blocked as NHS sees four-fold rise in hospitals on top alert

GP referrals blocked as NHS sees four-fold rise in hospitals on top alert

GPs continued to face blocks on routine referrals as the number of NHS hospitals...

Practice opinion

Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death
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Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death

It is true that the start of a new year promises us a fresh start, but in 2017 it...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telemedicine should be as simple as Alexa

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telemedicine should be as simple as Alexa

We have a habit of making things difficult in the NHS. Ideally, if we can make it...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Would co-payments solve our funding problems?
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Would co-payments solve our funding problems?

Could co-payments for specific services such as video consultations or priority access...

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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...