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Scores of struggling GP practices could face de-registration or special measures
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Scores of struggling GP practices could face de-registration or special measures

More than 150 low-rated GP providers have been in breach of CQC regulations for longer...

No political party pledging enough money for NHS, experts warn
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No political party pledging enough money for NHS, experts warn

None of the main political parties is promising enough money for the NHS in the 2017...

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations

GPs should offer chlamydia tests, contraceptive advice and condoms to patients aged...

GP workforce remains below 2015 levels, says BMA

GP workforce remains below 2015 levels, says BMA

Total numbers of GPs working in England remain below 2015 levels, GP leaders warned,...

Refer all thrombocytosis patients for cancer check, GPs told
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Refer all thrombocytosis patients for cancer check, GPs told

GPs should routinely investigate patients with thrombocytosis for possible cancer...

Video: GPs should not fear the rise of 'super partnerships'

Video: GPs should not fear the rise of 'super partnerships'

GPs should not be fearful of joining super partnerships because the new organisations...

GMC sets out first step towards training all doctors as generalists
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GMC sets out first step towards training all doctors as generalists

Plans for standardised postgraduate medical training that could knock down barriers...

Brexit could force 2,137 GPs out of NHS, warns RCGP
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Brexit could force 2,137 GPs out of NHS, warns RCGP

Brexit could mean that more than 3m patients across the UK lose their family doctor,...

Video: BMA deputy chair warns GPs against NHS co-payments

Video: BMA deputy chair warns GPs against NHS co-payments

The BMA deputy chair has spoken out against proposals for co-payments as LMCs voted...

General practice must be added to shortage occupation list, say LMCs

General practice must be added to shortage occupation list, say LMCs

LMCs have called on the GPC to push for general practice to be added to the UK shortage...

GPs to be balloted over 'collective list closure' in GP crisis protest

GPs to be balloted over 'collective list closure' in GP crisis protest

LMCs have ordered the GPC to ballot the profession over a possible mass closure of...

Video: Warn patients that practices have been denied new funding, says GP

Video: Warn patients that practices have been denied new funding, says GP

GPs must tell the public they have been misled if investment promised through the...

Clinical news

Higher proportion of at-risk patients vaccinated against flu by GPs this season

Higher proportion of at-risk patients vaccinated against flu by GPs this season

GPs vaccinated a greater proportion of at-risk groups against flu in 2016/17 compared...

GP prescription patterns could help diagnose cancer patients earlier

GP prescription patterns could help diagnose cancer patients earlier

Researchers are compiling an anonymous dataset of primary care prescription data...

Thousands of patients will contract Lyme disease this year, GPs warned
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Thousands of patients will contract Lyme disease this year, GPs warned

GPs must consider Lyme disease in patients with bull's-eye rash or if they become...

Cancer patients willing to wait longer for GPs with good listening skills
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Cancer patients willing to wait longer for GPs with good listening skills

Patients with high-risk cancer symptoms are prepared to wait longer to see a GP who...

Practice news

Video: Call for GP out-of-hours boycott over rising indemnity costs

Video: Call for GP out-of-hours boycott over rising indemnity costs

GPs should boycott out-of-hours sessions until the government finds a solution to...

LMCs call for greater focus on partner roles in GP training

LMCs call for greater focus on partner roles in GP training

GP training should be overhauled to prepare registrars to take on partnership roles...

GPC Northern Ireland will unveil plan to work outside NHS by summer

GPC Northern Ireland will unveil plan to work outside NHS by summer

GP leaders in Northern Ireland will circulate a draft plan for practices to work...

Dispute over service charge rises could be resolved in a month, says GPC

Dispute over service charge rises could be resolved in a month, says GPC

The dispute over sharp rises in service charges that have left many practices in...

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RCGP reveals candidates for college president
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RCGP reveals candidates for college president

Five senior GPs are in the running to replace Dr Terry Kemple as president of the...

Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money
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Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money

GPs are starting to see the advantages of working in larger networks, says Dr Nav...

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt to step down

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt to step down

RCGP chief executive Neil Hunt is to step down after six years in the role, the college...

GPs should consider industrial action after 'pathetic' budget, says NHS March organiser

GPs should consider industrial action after 'pathetic' budget, says NHS March organiser

GPs should consider industrial action to defend services after the 'slap in the face'...

Commissioning news

General practice unable to support STP proposals without upfront investment

General practice unable to support STP proposals without upfront investment

Urgent investment in general practice to reverse 'damage done by years of underinvestment'...

Leaked Labour manifesto pledges increase in GP funding
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Leaked Labour manifesto pledges increase in GP funding

A Labour government would increase GP funding, according to a leaked draft of the...

Brexit could cost Scotland 4% of its GPs, claims RCGP

Brexit could cost Scotland 4% of its GPs, claims RCGP

The RCGP in Scotland has claimed that 4% of the country's GPs could be lost because...

CCGs withhold GP Forward View cash unless practices deliver savings

CCGs withhold GP Forward View cash unless practices deliver savings

CCGs in some areas are attempting to avoid paying out funding promised to practices...