Exclusive: More than half of GPs revalidated but GMC faces 2015/16 challenge

Exclusive: More than half of GPs revalidated but GMC faces 2015/16 challenge

More than half of GPs have now undergone revalidation but around 23,600 will need...

Exclusive: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt answers questions from GP readers

Exclusive: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt answers questions from GP readers
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has answered questions from GP readers on topics including...

Traditional GP practices provide better care than APMS services

Traditional GP practices provide better care than APMS services
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Alternative GP providers are providing worse care than practices with GMS and PMS...

Map: How have GP practices across England fared in CQC inspections?

Map: How have GP practices across England fared in CQC inspections?
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CQC inspections have found that the vast majority of practices in England are providing...

Exclusive: Fifth of GP practices drop extended opening hours amid rising pressure

Exclusive: Fifth of GP practices drop extended opening hours amid rising pressure
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A fifth of GPs have dropped an extended hours service in the past year as workload...

Two in five GPs work in federations, but most oppose hospital-led integration

Two in five GPs work in federations, but most oppose hospital-led integration

Around 40% of GPs say their practice has joined a network or federation to deliver...

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Dr Onkar Sahota interview: 'GPs have been damaged by commissioning'

Dr Onkar Sahota interview: 'GPs have been damaged by commissioning'

Labour health spokesman in the London Assembly Dr Onkar Sahota talks to Neil Roberts...

What party manifestos really mean for GPs

What party manifestos really mean for GPs
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General practice took centre stage as political parties set out their NHS plans in...

Can the NHS attract more GPs?

Can the NHS attract more GPs?
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Critics say a scheme to attract qualified GPs back to work or from overseas may not...

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Treat sleep apnoea to cut down on AF risk, say researchers

Treat sleep apnoea to cut down on AF risk, say researchers

Treating sleep apnoea patients with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy...

Mindfulness as effective and cheaper than antidepressants, study finds

Mindfulness as effective and cheaper than antidepressants, study finds
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Mindfulness therapy is just as effective as antidepressants in preventing a relapse...

Thousands of patients' data excluded from NHS dementia target data

Thousands of patients' data excluded from NHS dementia target data

NHS England says it is closer to its dementia diagnosis target than Health and Social...

NHS dementia diagnosis targets missed despite 'harmful' DES

NHS dementia diagnosis targets missed despite 'harmful' DES

Efforts to boost dementia diagnosis rates have fallen short of NHS England's aims...

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Scotland could be 900 GPs short by 2020, RCGP warns

Scotland could be 900 GPs short by 2020, RCGP warns

Scottish politicians must make general practice a top priority, RCGP Scotland has...

Labour pledges £150m GP cancer diagnostics fund and GPs in A&E

Labour pledges £150m GP cancer diagnostics fund and GPs in A&E
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A Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic infrastructure...

Physio self-referral is no solution to pressure on GPs, warns RCGP

Physio self-referral is no solution to pressure on GPs, warns RCGP
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Proposals to cut millions of GP appointments by allowing people with back pain to...

GPC slams political parties' failure to explain GP recruitment pledges

GPC slams political parties' failure to explain GP recruitment pledges
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Political leaders have failed to explain how they intend to tackle the GP workforce...

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Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: Manifestos give no idea about general practice plans

Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: Manifestos give no idea about general practice plans
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Elections are food and soul of a democratic society but they have been reduced to...

Zara Aziz: 10-minute appointments are redundant

Zara Aziz: 10-minute appointments are redundant

'Why did you choose general practice?' asked the keen-eyed medical student as we...

Viewpoint: Soaring GP stress should set alarm bells ringing, warns Dr Richard Vautrey

Viewpoint: Soaring GP stress should set alarm bells ringing, warns Dr Richard Vautrey

As the BMA's landmark poll of GPs reveals the extent of workload pressure on the...

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GPs to run Sunday's Virgin London Marathon for charity

GPs to run Sunday's Virgin London Marathon for charity

Seven GPs will be running in Sunday's Virgin London Marathon to raise money for charity.

RCGP presidential election candidates revealed

RCGP presidential election candidates revealed
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Four senior GPs have been nominated to replace Professor Mike Pringle as RCGP president...

Your GP 2015 election coverage - GP puts your questions to the parties

Your GP 2015 election coverage - GP puts your questions to the parties
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The country goes to the polls for the first time in five years on 7 May for what...

GP trainer aims to raise £1,800 for Age UK in London marathon

GP trainer aims to raise £1,800 for Age UK in London marathon

A GP trainer is running the London marathon on 26 April to raise money for charity...

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Green party manifesto pledges at least 11% of NHS budget for general practice

Green party manifesto pledges at least 11% of NHS budget for general practice

The Green party would increase NHS funding by £20bn by 2020 and increase general...

Politicians' access pledges meaningless until GP numbers rise, warns RCGP

Politicians' access pledges meaningless until GP numbers rise, warns RCGP
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Politicians' pledges to boost access to primary care will only be realised when GP...

Special report on the co-commissioning of GP services

Special report on the co-commissioning of GP services

The Commissioning Primary Care conference aimed to set the scene for the launch of...

Northern Ireland GP contract agreed for 2015/16

Northern Ireland GP contract agreed for 2015/16

The GP contract in Northern Ireland will see a reduction in QOF points and retention...


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