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Primary risk for GP workforce is slow trainee recruitment, say officials

Primary risk for GP workforce is slow trainee recruitment, say officials
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The NHS could be forced to recruit more GPs from overseas and boost incentives for...

GPs voice concerns over outsourcing of primary care support

GPs voice concerns over outsourcing of primary care support
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GP leaders have warned of 'grave concerns' over outsourcing of primary care support...

Exclusive: GP funding bureaucracy 'killing general practice'

Exclusive: GP funding bureaucracy 'killing general practice'
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More than 9 out of 10 GP practices say too much bureaucracy is involved in claiming...

Northern Ireland GPs demand funding to tackle soaring demand

Northern Ireland GPs demand funding to tackle soaring demand

GPs in Northern Ireland have called for urgent investment to ease 'unprecedented'...

GP trainee appeals for bone marrow donor

GP trainee appeals for bone marrow donor
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A GP trainee who needs a bone marrow transplant within months to beat cancer has...

Exclusive: GP practices forced to limit services to control workload

Exclusive: GP practices forced to limit services to control workload

Two thirds of GP partners and practice managers say their surgery has opted out of...

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Liam Farrell: Depressed? How do you think I feel?

Liam Farrell: Depressed? How do you think I feel?

'I'm feeling a bit depressed,' he said. 'Once upon a time, kids would be grateful; now all I hear on Christmas morning is: "Is this all I get?".'

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Editorial: Clarity needed in GP workforce figures

It was Mark Twain who first popularised the phrase 'lies, damned lies and statistics'.

Editorial: CCGs must commission GP scan access

Editorial: CCGs must commission GP scan access

One of the greatest strengths of general practice is its gatekeeper role, allowing...

Why GPs need better access to diagnostic cancer scans

Why GPs need better access to diagnostic cancer scans

GPs across England are being denied access to cancer scans for their patients. David...

Clinical news

NHS faces record pressure as winter kicks in

NHS faces record pressure as winter kicks in
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The NHS says it is 'pulling out all the stops' as winter kicks in and puts pressure...

Boost flu jabs in pregnant women to stop needless deaths, warn officials

Boost flu jabs in pregnant women to stop needless deaths, warn officials

More pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine, says Public Health England (PHE),...

Targeting brain protein could halt progression of Alzheimer's

Targeting brain protein could halt progression of Alzheimer's

A protein that stimulates the brain to wake up could hold the key to preventative...

Lack of paediatric QOF targets could undermine child health, warn researchers

Lack of paediatric QOF targets could undermine child health, warn researchers

The exclusion of targets for paediatric healthcare from the QOF could slow down improvements...

Practice news

Durham APMS practice shut down as two others win reprieve

Durham APMS practice shut down as two others win reprieve

Commissioners have confirmed one APMS practice in Durham will close while another...

Exclusive: GPs warn of confusion over payments

Exclusive: GPs warn of confusion over payments
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Three out of four GP partners and practice managers in England say payments they...

Better use of pharmacy could ease GP workload crisis

Better use of pharmacy could ease GP workload crisis
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The NHS should make better use of pharmacy in primary care to ease pressure on general...

PMS review to cut GP hours and services in deprived area

PMS review to cut GP hours and services in deprived area
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A practice serving one of the most deprived communities in south-west England will...

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Viewpoint: CQC must offer GPs a fair trial, says Dr Andrew Green

Viewpoint: CQC must offer GPs a fair trial, says Dr Andrew Green

The CQC's decision to publish GP practice risk ratings will make it difficult for...

Dr Kailash Chand: CQC poor practice rating is misleading

Dr Kailash Chand: CQC poor practice rating is misleading
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CQC figures revealing the poor quality of one in six surgeries are at best misleading...

Zara Aziz: Why I try to steer clear of hospitals

Zara Aziz: Why I try to steer clear of hospitals
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As a general rule, I always do my best to steer clear of hospitals, if I can possibly...

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Your GP magazine preview: iPad-only Christmas issue

Your GP magazine preview: iPad-only Christmas issue

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 19 December as an iPad-only Christmas...

GPs in UK Ebola team hail 'first-class training'

GPs in UK Ebola team hail 'first-class training'

Two GPs treating Ebola victims in west Africa have backed the high quality of training...

Your GP magazine preview: 8 December (LATEST) #AutumnStatement #SaveOurSurgeries

Your GP magazine preview: 8 December (LATEST) #AutumnStatement #SaveOurSurgeries

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 8 December and below we give you...

BMA deputy chairman receives BAPIO leadership excellence award

BMA deputy chairman receives BAPIO leadership excellence award

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand received a leadership excellence award from...

Commissioning news

GP out-of-hours 'super contract' could push out local providers

GP out-of-hours 'super contract' could push out local providers

Plans to create an integrated urgent care 'super contract' covering much of north...

CCGs plan investment in services close to home to cut costs

CCGs plan investment in services close to home to cut costs
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Three quarters of CCG chief finance officers plan to invest in community health services...

Exclusive: NHS England could be forced to involve patients in GP contract negotiations

Exclusive: NHS England could be forced to involve patients in GP contract negotiations
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NHS England could be forced to consult patients on all GP contract changes after...

NHS must fund seismic shift in delivery of GP care, says RCGP-backed report

NHS must fund seismic shift in delivery of GP care, says RCGP-backed report
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NHS England should develop a 'transformation fund' to pay for a major shift in the...


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