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Video: Junior doctors must win or GPs will be next, LMC leader warns

Video: Junior doctors must win or GPs will be next, LMC leader warns

Striking junior doctors are a 'bulwark' between the government and other workers,...

Video: Junior doctor strike 'hugely important' for GP recruitment crisis

Video: Junior doctor strike 'hugely important' for GP recruitment crisis

The junior doctors' contract strike is 'hugely important' for addressing the GP recruitment...

Video: Juniors must win for all health workers, says striking GP trainee

Video: Juniors must win for all health workers, says striking GP trainee

If the government beats junior doctors in the ongoing contract dispute, other healthcare...

Exclusive: Thousands of GP partners ready for mass resignation this summer, poll suggests

Exclusive: Thousands of GP partners ready for mass resignation this summer, poll suggests
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Three out of five GP partners in England are ready to resign en masse if the BMA...

Junior doctors join 160 picket lines in second day of industrial action

Junior doctors join 160 picket lines in second day of industrial action
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Thousands of junior doctors took industrial action at more than 160 picket lines...

Video: Government rejected BMA contract proposals, says Dr Johann Malawana

Video: Government rejected BMA contract proposals, says Dr Johann Malawana

Junior doctors' leader Dr Johann Malawana has said GP solidarity is important for...

Attack on juniors is an attack all doctors, warn BMA leaders backing strike action

Attack on juniors is an attack all doctors, warn BMA leaders backing strike action
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BMA leaders have accused the government of 'placing politics before reason' in the...

GP trainees join second day of strike action over juniors contract

GP trainees join second day of strike action over juniors contract
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Tens of thousands of junior doctors, including thousands of GP trainees, have walked...

Junior doctor strike key to future of general practice, says top GP trainee

Junior doctor strike key to future of general practice, says top GP trainee

The junior doctor contract dispute is important for the future of general practice...

Viewpoints and opinion

Patient satisfaction: Pressure on GPs is filtering through to the public

Patient satisfaction: Pressure on GPs is filtering through to the public

General practice has higher patient satisfaction ratings than any other NHS service,...

Access: New ways of working can help GPs meet patient demand

Access: New ways of working can help GPs meet patient demand
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A demand-led approach to managing appointments, that includes phone consultations...

Liam Farrell: When you have nothing more to give

Liam Farrell: When you have nothing more to give
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'The second law of medicine,' I read, disbelievingly, 'no-one cares how much you...

Future of general practice: GPs need to work out how to become more efficient

Future of general practice: GPs need to work out how to become more efficient
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In the third of his articles on sustainability in general practice, Dr Chris Mimnagh...

Zara Aziz: GPs are experts at dealing with 'saved-up' problems

Zara Aziz: GPs are experts at dealing with 'saved-up' problems

'I need to write a poem about Bristol,' said my eldest as I stumbled through the...

Special LMCs conference: How GPs can take control and shape their own future

Special LMCs conference: How GPs can take control and shape their own future

In the week leading up to the 30 January special LMCs conference, GP leaders have...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: The importance of patient screening

Liam Farrell: The importance of patient screening

You should choose your patients more carefully than you choose your friends, I say, because your patients will be with you much longer.

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Cancer drugs fund poorly managed and over budget, MPs say

Cancer drugs fund poorly managed and over budget, MPs say
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NHS England must make 'tough decisions' to stop unacceptable and unsustainable overspending...

GPs advised to test for Zika virus in patients returning from affected areas

GPs advised to test for Zika virus in patients returning from affected areas
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GPs should perform blood tests for Zika virus infection on all patients with symptoms...

Prize-winning GP practice cuts antibiotic scrips 25% and frees appointments

Prize-winning GP practice cuts antibiotic scrips 25% and frees appointments
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A GP and nurse practitioner team from Hertfordshire has won an NHS innovation prize...

GPs told to advise patients on Zika virus pregnancy and sexual transmission risk

GPs told to advise patients on Zika virus pregnancy and sexual transmission risk

Pregnant women should tell their GP if they have visited areas affected by the Zika...

Practice news

General practice tops NHS patient satisfaction rankings

General practice tops NHS patient satisfaction rankings

Patient satisfaction rates in general practice are higher than for any other NHS...

Service for GPs facing burnout taking shape for launch in 2016

Service for GPs facing burnout taking shape for launch in 2016

NHS England is 'scoping out' plans for a service to help GPs facing burnout and stress...

RCGP board voted on whether to remove Professor Steve Field

RCGP board voted on whether to remove Professor Steve Field

An RCGP faculty board voted on whether to remove CQC chief inspector Professor Steve...

Patients open to £10 fine for missed GP appointments, poll suggests

Patients open to £10 fine for missed GP appointments, poll suggests
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Patients are willing to accept a fine of around £10 on average for missing a GP appointment,...

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Zara Aziz

Zara Aziz: When a patient made me forget I had a case of the 'Januaries'

Zara Aziz: When a patient made me forget I had a case of the 'Januaries'

It was an innocuous sort of day when I arrived at work last week - the sun was out, spring flowers were strangely in bloom and all seemed outwardly well with the world. Nevermind that I still felt somewhat sluggish after the excesses of Christmas and New Year.

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People news

Special LMCs conference: Grassroots GPs don't want mass resignation, warns BMA deputy chair

Special LMCs conference: Grassroots GPs don't want mass resignation, warns BMA deputy chair

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand has warned that grassroots GPs would not back...

GMC chief executive Niall Dickson to step down

GMC chief executive Niall Dickson to step down
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GMC chief executive Niall Dickson - who oversaw the launch and three-year implementation...

GP Life: Why I'm running this year's London Marathon

GP Life: Why I'm running this year's London Marathon

Dr Kaiser Munir explains why he's running his first London Marathon for Action on...

Video: 'Dangerous' contract made junior doctor strike inevitable, says GP trainee

Video: 'Dangerous' contract made junior doctor strike inevitable, says GP trainee

East London GP trainee Dr Sarah McConnell joined junior doctor strikes to protest...

Commissioning news

Non-English speakers make demand management difficult in London, says RCGP

Non-English speakers make demand management difficult in London, says RCGP
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High numbers of non-English speakers in London are making demand management more...

Exclusive: GP funding shift to London as formula change hits north of England

Exclusive: GP funding shift to London as formula change hits north of England
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London's share of core medical primary care funding is set to rise by almost 6% over...

Junior doctors to strike next week but BMA steps back from full 48-hour walkout

Junior doctors to strike next week but BMA steps back from full 48-hour walkout
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Junior doctors will go on strike next week but the BMA has backed down over plans...

Special LMCs conference: RCGP demands emergency support for GPs and CQC inspection freeze

Special LMCs conference: RCGP demands emergency support for GPs and CQC inspection freeze

RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker will today demand an emergency package of support...