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Hundreds of GPs and patients write to MPs to demand £2.4bn Forward View uplift

Hundreds of GPs and patients write to MPs to demand £2.4bn Forward View uplift

Hundreds of GPs and patients have written to their MPs to demand that plans to boost...

GPC Northern Ireland launches public petition to tackle GP crisis

GPC Northern Ireland launches public petition to tackle GP crisis

GP leaders in Northern Ireland have launched a public petition demanding government...

GPs should be role models for physical health, says Public Health England

GPs should be role models for physical health, says Public Health England
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GPs should become 'physical activity role models', according to a public health report...

NHS England plan to integrate physical and mental health could ease pressure on GPs

NHS England plan to integrate physical and mental health could ease pressure on GPs

Plans to overhaul mental health services over the next five years will help 'relieve...

NHS regions will shift funding to primary care, Simon Stevens tells MPs

NHS regions will shift funding to primary care, Simon Stevens tells MPs
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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) being finalised by local NHS leaders...

GP Forward View will be high on agenda at RCGP Annual Conference 2016

GP Forward View will be high on agenda at RCGP Annual Conference 2016

The GP Forward View will take centre stage at the RCGP Annual Conference in Harrogate...

Hottest day of the year prompts GP workload warning as vulnerable patients at risk

Hottest day of the year prompts GP workload warning as vulnerable patients at risk

GPs have been warned of the health risk to vulnerable patients as soaring temperatures...

Large-scale GP provision has cut patient satisfaction and failed to improve quality, study shows

Large-scale GP provision has cut patient satisfaction and failed to improve quality, study shows
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The widespread development of large-scale GP provider organisations has so far failed...

Health spending to rise around half the amount government claims, MPs report

Health spending to rise around half the amount government claims, MPs report

Health spending in England is set to rise just £4.5bn in real terms by 2020/21 despite...

Viewpoints and opinion

New models of care: GPs must learn lessons from early adopters of large-scale general practice

New models of care: GPs must learn lessons from early adopters of large-scale general practice

New research on providing GP services at scale shows that successes have been limited...

Liam Farrell: A tale of two Irish Mammies

Liam Farrell: A tale of two Irish Mammies

In a referendum in Ireland last year, amid much rejoicing, same-sex marriage was...

Lung health: Diagnosing causes of breathlessness early means better outcomes

Lung health: Diagnosing causes of breathlessness early means better outcomes

The British Lung Foundation has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of breathlessness....

Liam Farrell: The time of the buffoon has come

Liam Farrell: The time of the buffoon has come

Joe is a member of the Dunning Kruger club. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive...

Commissioning: Why GPs have a vital role to play in shaping NHS services

Commissioning: Why GPs have a vital role to play in shaping NHS services

CCGs have plenty of room for improvement, but these organisations have been far better...

How video consultations can benefit patients and the NHS

How video consultations can benefit patients and the NHS

Video consultations between a patient and healthcare professional are increasing....

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: The options may suck, but the NHS can't go on this way

Liam Farrell: The options may suck, but the NHS can't go on this way
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Some day in the future, historians will look back at the NHS and say there was a time, in the twentieth century, when people actually gave a damn about each other.

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Online breath test aims to diagnose lung problems earlier and reduce workload

Online breath test aims to diagnose lung problems earlier and reduce workload

A campaign encouraging patients to take an online breath test could help millions...

GPs should 'immediately' refer children with potential diabetes, says NICE

GPs should 'immediately' refer children with potential diabetes, says NICE

GPs should immediately refer children and young people with suspected diabetes to...

GPs should treat suspected sepsis as urgently as heart attack, says NICE

GPs should treat suspected sepsis as urgently as heart attack, says NICE
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GPs should afford sepsis the same urgency as a suspected heart attack and refer patients...

Two in five GPs pressured to prescribe antibiotics by childcare providers

Two in five GPs pressured to prescribe antibiotics by childcare providers
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Two out of five GPs say childcare providers' policies on conjunctivitis have pushed...

Practice news

Exclusive: Systematic underfunding of GPs is driving up the NHS deficit, new research shows

Exclusive: Systematic underfunding of GPs is driving up the NHS deficit, new research shows

Systematic underinvestment in general practice and district nursing, coupled with...

London GPs at 'breaking point' as a third of practices consider closing

London GPs at 'breaking point' as a third of practices consider closing

General practice in London is at 'breaking point' GP leaders have warned after a...

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: Most GPs back skill mix as part of solution to workforce crisis

Exclusive: Most GPs back skill mix as part of solution to workforce crisis
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More than half of GPs think that increasing the skill mix in their practices could...

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GMC appoints DH official as new chief executive to replace Niall Dickson

GMC appoints DH official as new chief executive to replace Niall Dickson

The GMC has announced that Charles Massey will replace Niall Dickson as its chief...

Reaction as Jeremy Hunt remains health secretary after cabinet shake-up

Reaction as Jeremy Hunt remains health secretary after cabinet shake-up
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that he was delighted...

Jeremy Hunt to remain as health secretary after Theresa May reshuffle

Jeremy Hunt to remain as health secretary after Theresa May reshuffle
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New prime minister Theresa May has retained Jeremy Hunt as health secretary despite...

RCGP ambassadors to demand GP involvement in regional NHS plans

RCGP ambassadors to demand GP involvement in regional NHS plans

The RCGP has appointed regional ambassadors across England to ensure that sustainability...

Commissioning news

New prime minister must address NHS funding challenges, says BMA

New prime minister must address NHS funding challenges, says BMA

The BMA has called on new prime minister Theresa May to produce a strategy to address...

Junior doctor records protest song 'Stand Up' over contract imposition

Junior doctor records protest song 'Stand Up' over contract imposition

A junior doctor has recorded a protest song and music video to raise awareness of...

Primary care model for 50,000-patient groups to be extended across England

Primary care model for 50,000-patient groups to be extended across England
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A model of care that brings GP practices into partnership across 50,000-patient populations...

Just one in five GPs believe they can influence their CCG

Just one in five GPs believe they can influence their CCG

Only a fifth of GPs think they can influence the work of their CCG, a major study...