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Will named GPs improve patient care?

Will named GPs improve patient care?
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From April 2015, every patient will have a named GP, who will be responsible for...

Pressure on GPs 'intolerable', says Labour peer

Pressure on GPs 'intolerable', says Labour peer

Pressure on general practice has become 'intolerable', and the decline in the proportion...

Your GP magazine preview: 27 October (LATEST) #BestPracticeUK #SaveOurSurgeries #5YFV

Your GP magazine preview: 27 October (LATEST) #BestPracticeUK #SaveOurSurgeries #5YFV

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 27 October and below we give you...

GP leaders welcome NHS five-year plan but warn funding must rise soon

GP leaders welcome NHS five-year plan but warn funding must rise soon

Leading GPs have welcomed NHS plans to increase funding and integrate care over the...

NHS chief pledges major primary care funding rise in 'new deal' for GPs

NHS chief pledges major primary care funding rise in 'new deal' for GPs
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Primary care funding will rise sharply over the next five years as part of a 'new...

Blanket care.data opt out by GPs does not breach Data Protection Act

Blanket care.data opt out by GPs does not breach Data Protection Act

GPs who opt all their patients out of the care.data scheme would not be in breach...

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Liam Farrell: GPs, Simon Stevens and Game of Thrones

Liam Farrell: GPs, Simon Stevens and Game of Thrones

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Editorial: Premises problem is not just London's

Editorial: Premises problem is not just London's

In June, the GPC warned that hundreds of millions of pounds must be invested in GP...

Dr Richard Roope interview: GPs could widen role in cancer care

Dr Richard Roope interview: GPs could widen role in cancer care
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RCGP cancer lead Dr Richard Roope tells Stephen Robinson why GPs could soon be playing...

Editorial: BMA and RCGP split over GPs' future

Editorial: BMA and RCGP split over GPs' future

It's hard to imagine a busier fortnight in general practice to reflect on. This issue...

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Exclusive: RCGP urges all UK practices to make Ebola preparations

Exclusive: RCGP urges all UK practices to make Ebola preparations

The RCGP is urging all UK practices to ensure they have the name and contact numbers...

GPs urged to target hypertension in psoriasis patients

GPs urged to target hypertension in psoriasis patients

Poorly controlled hypertension is directly associated with more severe forms of psoriasis,...

GP Ebola advice updated as research warns of infected patients boarding flights

GP Ebola advice updated as research warns of infected patients boarding flights

Updated guidance has been issued to GPs who see patients suspected to have Ebola,...

Practices to earn £55 per extra patient diagnosed with dementia

Practices to earn £55 per extra patient diagnosed with dementia
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Practices signed up to an enhanced service are to be offered £55 per extra patient...

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MPs consider £500,000 'strategic fund' for rural GPs facing MPIG cuts

MPs consider £500,000 'strategic fund' for rural GPs facing MPIG cuts

Rural GP practices hit hard by MPIG cuts could share a £500,000 'strategic fund'...

Demand for locum GPs rising as practices struggle to recruit

Demand for locum GPs rising as practices struggle to recruit
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More than half of locum GPs say demand for their services has risen in the past 12...

Reform medical education to shift NHS work into primary care, says report

Reform medical education to shift NHS work into primary care, says report

A fundamental overhaul of medical education will be needed to shift care out of hospitals...

Three quarters of doctors report negative health impact following GMC investigation

Three quarters of doctors report negative health impact following GMC investigation
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Three quarters of doctors believe that being involved in a GMC investigation had...

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Dr Maureen Baker: Early intervention key in mental health

Dr Maureen Baker: Early intervention key in mental health

It is a travesty that in the 21st century, people with mental health problems are...

Zara Aziz: When GP appointments are not routine

Zara Aziz: When GP appointments are not routine

Start as you mean to go on, I have always been told. But it was only my first patient...

Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: NHS Five Year Forward View is 'jam tomorrow, not jam today'

Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: NHS Five Year Forward View is 'jam tomorrow, not jam today'

Today is the Hindu festival of Diwali, equivalent of Christmas for Christians writes...

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Your GP magazine preview - 27 October #RCGPAC #BestPracticeUK

Your GP magazine preview - 27 October #RCGPAC #BestPracticeUK

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 27 October and below we give you...

GP helps retired practice manager win Great British Bake Off

GP helps retired practice manager win Great British Bake Off

Retired practice manager Nancy Birtwhistle won BBC1 show The Great British Bake Off...

Retired practice manager competes in Great British Bake Off final

Retired practice manager competes in Great British Bake Off final

Retired practice manager Nancy Birtwhistle takes part in the final of BBC1's The...

Your GP magazine preview - 13 October #RCGPAC #CPC14

Your GP magazine preview - 13 October #RCGPAC #CPC14
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Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 13 October and below we give you...

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Labour one-week cancer test plans will need thousands more GPs, says RCGP

Labour one-week cancer test plans will need thousands more GPs, says RCGP

Thousands of extra GPs and a big investment in technology will be needed if a Labour...

Cumbrian schoolchildren lead GP recruitment drive with video appeal

Cumbrian schoolchildren lead GP recruitment drive with video appeal

Primary schoolchildren from the south-west Cumbrian town of Millom have worked with...

NHS England will restrict CCG powers to performance manage GPs

NHS England will restrict CCG powers to performance manage GPs

GP leaders have welcomed indications from NHS England that CCGs will not be given...

Integrated GP out-of-hours scheme dropped

Integrated GP out-of-hours scheme dropped

A contract for a GP-led service to provide integrated out-of-hours care has been...


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