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CKD care has improved but GPs should conduct more urine tests, report says

CKD care has improved but GPs should conduct more urine tests, report says

GPs have helped cut the need for dialysis among patients with chronic kidney disease...

GPs lose up to £218m as NHS quality fund pays out smallest share ever
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GPs lose up to £218m as NHS quality fund pays out smallest share ever

GP practices have been denied a share of £218m of potential funding after NHS bosses...

Government must guarantee rights of EU NHS staff post-Brexit, says BMA

Government must guarantee rights of EU NHS staff post-Brexit, says BMA

The BMA has urged prime minister Theresa May to guarantee the rights of EU nationals...

Suffolk GP invites prime minister to spend day in his practice

Suffolk GP invites prime minister to spend day in his practice

A Suffolk GP has invited Theresa May to spend a day with him after she was accused...

Dr Richard Vautrey: PM should be thanking GPs, not blaming them for the NHS crisis

Dr Richard Vautrey: PM should be thanking GPs, not blaming them for the NHS crisis

GP practices across England continue to go the extra mile to deliver patient care...

BMA demands urgent talks with May after 'scapegoating' of GPs
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BMA demands urgent talks with May after 'scapegoating' of GPs

The leader of the BMA has written to the prime minister accusing her of deliberately...

RCGP backs fight against conversion therapy

RCGP backs fight against conversion therapy

The RCGP has united with other UK health groups to decry conversion therapy for gay...

Measures to tackle GP workload could cause long-term problems

Measures to tackle GP workload could cause long-term problems

GPs need clearer advice on how to manage workload to help them avoid strategies that...

New practice crisis as Northern Ireland GPs say mass resignation 'inevitable'

New practice crisis as Northern Ireland GPs say mass resignation 'inevitable'

Another practice faces possible collapse in Northern Ireland as GP leaders warn mass...

Viewpoints and 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 Andy Whittamore: Planning and self-care key to controlling asthma

Dr Andy Whittamore: Planning and self-care key to controlling asthma

Too many people in the UK have poorly controlled asthma. More self-care and better...

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...

Liam Farrell: A doctor is a man's best friend

Liam Farrell: A doctor is a man's best friend

To paraphrase W. Somerset Maugham's advice on writing novels, there are three ways...

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...

Dr Zara Aziz: Christmas - the season of mince pies and full hospitals

Dr Zara Aziz: Christmas - the season of mince pies and full hospitals

I love the week before Christmas and not for the most obvious reasons.

Clinical news

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

Bidding opens for £112m clinical pharmacists in general practice pilot

GP providers serving populations of more than 30,000 patients can bid from this week...

DH to end 'unfair' GP fees for mental health debt form

DH to end 'unfair' GP fees for mental health debt form

Prime minister Theresa May has pledged to end the current system that sees GP practices...

Understanding how eye conditions affect patients' sight

Understanding how eye conditions affect patients' sight

A new online tool, produced by contact lens and glasses retailer Vision Direct, can...

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

Use LTRA tablets over combination therapy to control asthma, says NICE

GP asthma patients struggling to control their symptoms should be given LTRA tablets...

Practice news

NHS data 'prove PM wrong' on GP access as nine in 10 practices open beyond core hours
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NHS data 'prove PM wrong' on GP access as nine in 10 practices open beyond core hours

Almost nine in 10 GP practices in England provide appointments outside of core opening...

Government has tried to 'scapegoat' GPs for NHS crisis, say angry GP leaders
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Government has tried to 'scapegoat' GPs for NHS crisis, say angry GP leaders

GP leaders have slammed attempts to 'scapegoat' GPs for the NHS crisis, after widespread...

Mass GP resignation in Northern Ireland looms as government nears collapse

Mass GP resignation in Northern Ireland looms as government nears collapse

Mass resignation by GPs across Northern Ireland is 'inevitable' if the likely collapse...

GPs under pressure as one in four hospitals declare major pressure alert
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GPs under pressure as one in four hospitals declare major pressure alert

GPs face widespread restrictions on referrals as official data revealed that more...

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GPs recognised in New Year Honours list
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GPs recognised in New Year Honours list

GPs, including the vice chair of the RCGP, were among those to receive awards in...

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: GPs must accept that change is inevitable
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Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: GPs must accept that change is inevitable

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard rushes into a small, hot office on an upper floor of the...

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

As she steps down, RCGP chair Professor Maureen Baker reflects on her three years...

Winner of GPonline's Choosing General Practice writing competition receives award

Winner of GPonline's Choosing General Practice writing competition receives award

The winner of this year's GPonline/RCGP Choosing General Practice competition was...

Commissioning news

Pay practices to support GP out-of-hours care, say urgent care leaders

Pay practices to support GP out-of-hours care, say urgent care leaders

Urgent care leaders have said a new enhanced service could pay practices for their...

Theresa May warned over long waits for cancer scans

Theresa May warned over long waits for cancer scans

Radiologists have written to prime minister Theresa May warning that NHS services...

Exclusive: Demand soars for GP out-of-hours care as winter crisis bites

Exclusive: Demand soars for GP out-of-hours care as winter crisis bites

A sharp rise in demand for GP out-of-hours services in recent weeks has left them...

MPs urge Theresa May to agree cross-party NHS funding plan

MPs urge Theresa May to agree cross-party NHS funding plan

The chairs of three influential House of Commons select committees have urged prime...