GP data system GPES 'flawed, delayed and over budget', audit finds

GP data system GPES 'flawed, delayed and over budget', audit finds

An IT system that collects data from GP practices is technically flawed, despite...

COPD misdiagnosed in 13% of patients due to NICE guidelines, study finds

COPD misdiagnosed in 13% of patients due to NICE guidelines, study finds

An estimated 13% of COPD diagnoses in England and Wales are false because of a flawed...

Future of general practice is digital: Dr Shahid Ali interview

Future of general practice is digital: Dr Shahid Ali interview

Patient-centred health technology and virtual consultations are the key to making...

Community nurse who set up stroke liaison service wins professional excellence award

Community nurse who set up stroke liaison service wins professional excellence award

A community nurse and stroke team leader for Tayside has won a Life After Stroke...

GP trainee recruitment slumps as fifth of posts remain unfilled across UK

GP trainee recruitment slumps as fifth of posts remain unfilled across UK
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One in five GP training posts across the UK are unfilled after two rounds of recruitment,...

Exclusive: One in three GPs say medical indemnity fees have risen 20% in five years

Exclusive: One in three GPs say medical indemnity fees have risen 20% in five years
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Medical indemnity fees have ballooned in recent years, with one in three GPs paying...

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Liam Farrell: Healthy? You should be planning for death

Liam Farrell: Healthy? You should be planning for death

Death gets a bad rap, but in the late and much lamented Sir Terry Pratchett's wonderful Discworld novels, Death is humanised.

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Editorial: Now GPs need a more radical new deal

There is much to praise in health secretary Jeremy Hunt's new deal for GPs (see page...

Can GPs eradicate health inequalities?

Can GPs eradicate health inequalities?

Many believe general practice is ideally placed to help tackle the UK's deep health...

Editorial: Activity-based contract worth pursuing

Editorial: Activity-based contract worth pursuing

The headlines on our website, GPonline, after the LMCs conference in London last...

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Legal complaints against GPs for missing melanoma double in decade

Legal complaints against GPs for missing melanoma double in decade
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GPs should receive extra training to spot melanoma because legal cases against the...

Patients face postcode lottery for early detection of cancer

Patients face postcode lottery for early detection of cancer

Patients face a postcode lottery for early cancer detection, with high-performing...

Young people more sedentary but smoking, drinking and drug use decline

Young people more sedentary but smoking, drinking and drug use decline

Children are leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles, but the proportion taking...

NICE GP cancer referral advice threatens to swamp services, warns RCGP

NICE GP cancer referral advice threatens to swamp services, warns RCGP

The RCGP has called for NICE to produce evidence that its new cancer guideline, which...

Practice news

CCGs say NHS lacks funding to implement Five-Year Forward View

CCGs say NHS lacks funding to implement Five-Year Forward View

Four out of five CCGs say organisations in their area do not have enough funding...

CQC praises providers in pilot of NHS 111 inspections

CQC praises providers in pilot of NHS 111 inspections
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The CQC has completed its pilot inspection scheme of NHS 111 services, largely praising...

Exclusive: Third of practice vacancies unfilled for over a year

Exclusive: Third of practice vacancies unfilled for over a year
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More than one in three vacancies at GP practices have remained unfilled for a year...

Government to impose £100,000 cap on clinical negligence legal fees

Government to impose £100,000 cap on clinical negligence legal fees
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The government has revealed plans to cap 'excessive' legal fees charged by lawyers...

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Viewpoint: Fit for Work scheme can ease pressure on GPs, says Dr Sundar Thava

Viewpoint: Fit for Work scheme can ease pressure on GPs, says Dr Sundar Thava

By autumn 2015 GPs across England and Wales should be able to refer patients for...

Zara Aziz: Make the case for exceptional funding

Zara Aziz: Make the case for exceptional funding

I have mixed feelings about the roll-out of personal health budgets - no doubt this...

Viewpoint: Professor Chris Ham: Why a new GP contract should enable family care networks

Viewpoint: Professor Chris Ham: Why a new GP contract should enable family care networks
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Jeremy Hunt's speech on Friday sent out a strong signal that general practice will...

People news

GPs launch social media campaign to boost recruitment

GPs launch social media campaign to boost recruitment
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GPs in Suffolk are launching a campaign to show that their practice is a great place...

Top academic achievers should not be doctors, says leading GP

Top academic achievers should not be doctors, says leading GP
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Medical schools should discard the top 5% of the most academically qualified candidates...

Exclusive: Newly-elected GP wins seat on Commons health committee

Exclusive: Newly-elected GP wins seat on Commons health committee

A GP newly elected to parliament has won a seat on the influential House of Commons...

BMA ARM 2015: Dr Mark Porter speech in full

BMA ARM 2015: Dr Mark Porter speech in full

BMA chairman Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government's plans for general practice...

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GPs building new primary care model for up to 50,000 patients

GPs building new primary care model for up to 50,000 patients
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Senior GPs are developing a new primary care provider model for a registered list...

GPs outsource full practice management control to foundation hospital

GPs outsource full practice management control to foundation hospital

GP practices in the north east of England have handed complete management control...

Poll: Should CCGs performance manage GPs?

Poll: Should CCGs performance manage GPs?

NHS England primary care commissioning lead Dr David Geddes has suggested CCGs could...

CCG role in GP performance management could grow, says NHS official

CCG role in GP performance management could grow, says NHS official

NHS England could consider handing CCGs more responsibilities over individual performance...