Back and neck pain has biggest health impact on UK patients, study finds

Back and neck pain has biggest health impact on UK patients, study finds

UK patients lost more 'healthy years' of life to neck and back pain than any other...

BMA accuses government of 'bad faith' after treasury says 1% pay rise is not guaranteed

BMA accuses government of 'bad faith' after treasury says 1% pay rise is not guaranteed
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Doctors' leaders have slammed an announcement by government that a 1% capped pay...

RCGP-backed guide launched to help practices employ pharmacists

RCGP-backed guide launched to help practices employ pharmacists
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A guide for practices on employing pharmacists has been launched with the backing...

GPs should draw up individual targets for type 1 diabetes patients, says NICE

GPs should draw up individual targets for type 1 diabetes patients, says NICE

GPs should help devise 'individualised' blood glucose targets for adults with type...

PMS 'collapse' warning as half of practices in one area fear closure from funding cuts

PMS 'collapse' warning as half of practices in one area fear closure from funding cuts
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GP leaders are warning of closures and service cuts as PMS reviews begin to reveal...

Wide variation in control of diabetes sparks call for improved care

Wide variation in control of diabetes sparks call for improved care
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Diabetes patients face a 'postcode lottery' variation in care and nearly 200,000...

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Liam Farrell: How to be a jolly good fellow

Liam Farrell: How to be a jolly good fellow
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I've never been a Fellow. OK, I've said it; I've never been a Fellow (except for the Society of Medical Writers, and they were just having a laugh).

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How pharmacies are helping to reduce pressure on GPs

How pharmacies are helping to reduce pressure on GPs

New schemes to divert patients seeking treatment for minor ailments from GPs to community...

Why are medical indemnity fees rising?

Why are medical indemnity fees rising?
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Why has the cost of medical indemnity for GPs increased so significantly and what...

GPs in care.data pilots prepare for scheme's launch

GPs in care.data pilots prepare for scheme's launch
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care.data pathfinder sites are due to go live in the next few weeks, but many GPs...

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GP dementia targets based on old data that overestimates prevalence

GP dementia targets based on old data that overestimates prevalence
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NHS primary care targets for dementia are based on outdated information and should...

BMA holds emergency talks with NICE over antibiotics sanctions threat

BMA holds emergency talks with NICE over antibiotics sanctions threat
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BMA leaders held emergency talks with NICE on Monday after its officials called for...

NHS to quintuple fines on patients for incorrect free prescription claims

NHS to quintuple fines on patients for incorrect free prescription claims
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NHS officials plan to hand out fines worth up to £150 to around 1.2m patients a year...

GPs should face sanctions for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, says NICE

GPs should face sanctions for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, says NICE
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GPs should face sanctions if they hand out antibiotics inappropriately, according...

Practice news

GP shortage leaves rising number of Scottish practices run by health boards

GP shortage leaves rising number of Scottish practices run by health boards
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A GP practice in Tayside is set to become the latest to be run directly by a Scottish...

Exclusive: CQC to speed up inspections after rating fifth of GP practices since October

Exclusive: CQC to speed up inspections after rating fifth of GP practices since October

The CQC has published ratings for one in five GP practices in England, but faces...

Timeline: Jeremy Hunt's first 100 days since the general election

Timeline: Jeremy Hunt's first 100 days since the general election
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100 days ago this week, prime minister David Cameron confirmed that Jeremy Hunt would...

Rural practice to close as PMS reviews hit GP funding

Rural practice to close as PMS reviews hit GP funding

A remote rural practice has been forced to close ahead of a significant reduction...

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Zara Aziz: The reality of returning to work after a holiday

Zara Aziz: The reality of returning to work after a holiday

Studies in countries such as Sweden have shown that antidepressant prescriptions...

Viewpoint: The real reasons why antibiotics are over-prescribed

Viewpoint: The real reasons why antibiotics are over-prescribed
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A NICE official has suggested GPs should face sanctions for inappropriate antibiotic...

Zara Aziz: There's no such thing as 'free time' for GPs

Zara Aziz: There's no such thing as 'free time' for GPs

I have been a part-time GP for a number of years, and this has been a cause of consternation...

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GPs set £100,000 fundraising target for family of locum denied NHS support

GPs set £100,000 fundraising target for family of locum denied NHS support
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Campaigners aim to raise £100,000 to support the family of a locum GP whose family...

RCGP partnership will send GP volunteers to Africa and Middle East

RCGP partnership will send GP volunteers to Africa and Middle East

GPs will help to run family medicine projects in Africa and the Middle East under...

Jeremy Hunt warned against 'gunboat diplomacy' after seven-day NHS speech

Jeremy Hunt warned against 'gunboat diplomacy' after seven-day NHS speech
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A GP organisation has accused the health secretary of 'unacceptable gunboat diplomacy'...

Dr James Davies interview: the GP/MP championing general practice in Westminster

Dr James Davies interview: the GP/MP championing general practice in Westminster

At the May general election, Dr James Davies overturned a 2,500 Labour majority to...

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Soaring medical indemnity costs force GPs to cut out-of-hours shifts

Soaring medical indemnity costs force GPs to cut out-of-hours shifts
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Four out of five GPs have cut back on out-of-hours shifts because of rising medical...

GPs demand funding for complex patients as care homes vow to stop retainer fees

GPs demand funding for complex patients as care homes vow to stop retainer fees
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Enhanced services funding must rise to help practices cope with the increasingly...

Map: Regional variation in GP trainee vacancies revealed

Map: Regional variation in GP trainee vacancies revealed
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'Deeply concerning' GP trainee recruitment figures for 2015 have revealed a startling...

Abolish GP and CCG catchment areas, says right-wing think-tank

Abolish GP and CCG catchment areas, says right-wing think-tank
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GP catchment areas should be abolished and patients should be allowed to join 'any...