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Quarter of CCGs set to miss 1% surplus target

Quarter of CCGs set to miss 1% surplus target

Almost 50 CCGs are set to miss the NHS's financial target of being at least 1% in...

GPC urges health checks review as MPs question screening advice

GPC urges health checks review as MPs question screening advice

GP leaders have called for a review of the health checks programme as MPs warned...

GPs urged to bid for share of £100m to boost access

GPs urged to bid for share of £100m to boost access

GP practices have been invited to bid for a share of £100m under plans to extend...

QOF achievement slumps as GP crisis takes toll

QOF achievement slumps as GP crisis takes toll

QOF achievement by GP practices in England fell by more than four percentage points...

Senior GP backs calls to scrap bookable GP appointments

Senior GP backs calls to scrap bookable GP appointments
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GP practices should not be forced to offer bookable appointments, a retired senior...

GPs should audit work outside QOF, says NICE chairman

GPs should audit work outside QOF, says NICE chairman

GPs should consider auditing areas of their practice not covered by the QOF, NICE...

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Liam Farrell: GPs, Simon Stevens and Game of Thrones

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Will named GPs improve patient care?

Will named GPs improve patient care?
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From April 2015, every patient will have a named GP, who will be responsible for...

Editorial: Premises problem is not just London's

Editorial: Premises problem is not just London's

In June, the GPC warned that hundreds of millions of pounds must be invested in GP...

Dr Richard Roope interview: GPs could widen role in cancer care

Dr Richard Roope interview: GPs could widen role in cancer care
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RCGP cancer lead Dr Richard Roope tells Stephen Robinson why GPs could soon be playing...

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Eating fish boosts antidepressant response

Eating fish boosts antidepressant response
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Eating more fatty fish could increase the effects of antidepressants in patients...

Exclusive: RCGP urges all UK practices to make Ebola preparations

Exclusive: RCGP urges all UK practices to make Ebola preparations

The RCGP is urging all UK practices to ensure they have the name and contact numbers...

GPs urged to target hypertension in psoriasis patients

GPs urged to target hypertension in psoriasis patients

Poorly controlled hypertension is directly associated with more severe forms of psoriasis,...

GP Ebola advice updated as research warns of infected patients boarding flights

GP Ebola advice updated as research warns of infected patients boarding flights

Updated guidance has been issued to GPs who see patients suspected to have Ebola,...

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General practice is 'best job in 21st century medicine', says RCGP chair

General practice is 'best job in 21st century medicine', says RCGP chair
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A career as a GP is the best job currently available in medicine as politicians shift...

Poll: Should GPs boycott dementia payments?

Poll: Should GPs boycott dementia payments?

Plans to pay GPs £55 per extra patient with dementia on their register have been...

GPs must protect traditional general practice as politicians seek reform

GPs must protect traditional general practice as politicians seek reform

GPs must retain the traditional strengths of general practice while moulding the...

Practices could boycott £5m dementia diagnosis scheme

Practices could boycott £5m dementia diagnosis scheme
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Practices should consider boycotting a scheme that would pay them £55 per patient...

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Viewpoint: APMS contracts can play growing primary care role, argues Dr Paul Charlson

Viewpoint: APMS contracts can play growing primary care role, argues Dr Paul Charlson

Writing exclusively for GPonline, Hull GP Dr Paul Charlson, a director of One Medical...

Dr Maureen Baker: Early intervention key in mental health

Dr Maureen Baker: Early intervention key in mental health

It is a travesty that in the 21st century, people with mental health problems are...

Zara Aziz: When GP appointments are not routine

Zara Aziz: When GP appointments are not routine

Start as you mean to go on, I have always been told. But it was only my first patient...

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Your GP magazine preview - 27 October #RCGPAC #BestPracticeUK

Your GP magazine preview - 27 October #RCGPAC #BestPracticeUK

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 27 October and below we give you...

GP helps retired practice manager win Great British Bake Off

GP helps retired practice manager win Great British Bake Off

Retired practice manager Nancy Birtwhistle won BBC1 show The Great British Bake Off...

Retired practice manager competes in Great British Bake Off final

Retired practice manager competes in Great British Bake Off final

Retired practice manager Nancy Birtwhistle takes part in the final of BBC1's The...

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Your GP magazine preview - 13 October #RCGPAC #CPC14
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Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 13 October and below we give you...

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Labour one-week cancer test plans will need thousands more GPs, says RCGP

Labour one-week cancer test plans will need thousands more GPs, says RCGP

Thousands of extra GPs and a big investment in technology will be needed if a Labour...

Cumbrian schoolchildren lead GP recruitment drive with video appeal

Cumbrian schoolchildren lead GP recruitment drive with video appeal

Primary schoolchildren from the south-west Cumbrian town of Millom have worked with...

NHS England will restrict CCG powers to performance manage GPs

NHS England will restrict CCG powers to performance manage GPs

GP leaders have welcomed indications from NHS England that CCGs will not be given...

Integrated GP out-of-hours scheme dropped

Integrated GP out-of-hours scheme dropped

A contract for a GP-led service to provide integrated out-of-hours care has been...


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