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Conservative call for London GP access overhaul rejected by GPC

Conservative call for London GP access overhaul rejected by GPC
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Calls from a Conservative member of the London Assembly for Londoners to be able...

Plan, learn and organise with MIMS Learning

Plan, learn and organise with MIMS Learning

MIMS Learning, our educational website, gives you 400+ free learning modules, a reflective...

LMC Conference 2016: LMCs back creation of GPC England

LMC Conference 2016: LMCs back creation of GPC England

GP leaders at the LMCs conference 2016 have voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs condemn 'dangerous' firearms licence reforms

LMC Conference 2016: GPs condemn 'dangerous' firearms licence reforms
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GPs have voted overwhelmingly for clarification and support on 'dangerous' changes...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs demand NHS contingency plan to cope with practice closures

LMC Conference 2016: GPs demand NHS contingency plan to cope with practice closures

GPs have unanimously called for the urgent introduction into NHS emergency plans...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs demand 12% share of NHS funding and end to contract cuts

LMC Conference 2016: GPs demand 12% share of NHS funding and end to contract cuts

General practice funding should be increased to 12% of the overall NHS budget and...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs reject locum fee cap proposal

LMC Conference 2016: GPs reject locum fee cap proposal

GPs have overwhelmingly rejected government proposals for an indicative cap on rates...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs should charge overseas patients, LMCs say

LMC Conference 2016: GPs should charge overseas patients, LMCs say

The LMC conference has voted in support of a motion saying that overseas patients...

LMC Conference 2016: GPs back ballot on industrial action and mass resignation

LMC Conference 2016: GPs back ballot on industrial action and mass resignation

GPs look set to be balloted on their willingness to take industrial action and to...

Viewpoints and opinion

Zara Aziz: We have no choice but to ballot on industrial action

Zara Aziz: We have no choice but to ballot on industrial action

Of all the LMC motions that were discussed last week, perhaps the one that I have...

Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?

Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?
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Dr Rangan Chatterjee explains how he became interested in functional medicine and...

Two weeks in the life of a practice manager: Preparing for a CQC inspection

Two weeks in the life of a practice manager: Preparing for a CQC inspection

It is Monday morning and the door to my office flings open. The senior partner comes...

Liam Farrell: A change of lifestyle? There is an easier way

Liam Farrell: A change of lifestyle? There is an easier way

'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do...

Primary care team: Enhanced nursing helps GPs reach out to vulnerable patients

Primary care team: Enhanced nursing helps GPs reach out to vulnerable patients

A nursing service set up in north London has helped GPs improve management of their...

Seven-day NHS: Jeremy Hunt must realise that seven-day working will undermine GPs

Seven-day NHS: Jeremy Hunt must realise that seven-day working will undermine GPs

Stretching under-pressure GP services across seven days a week will deepen the crisis...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: Life is a stage, and acting skills are essential

Liam Farrell: Life is a stage, and acting skills are essential

'You could at least act like you're interested, doc,' said Joe. Mea culpa, he was right, he deserved that depth of commitment.

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New NICE guidance on multimorbidity to be presented at the RCGP Annual Conference

New NICE guidance on multimorbidity to be presented at the RCGP Annual Conference

Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam is to present the new NICE guidance on multimorbidity...

GMC transgender advice could push GPs to prescribe beyond competence, warns GPC

GMC transgender advice could push GPs to prescribe beyond competence, warns GPC

GMC guidance that calls for GPs to initiate hormone therapy in some transgender patients...

GP appointments for cancer diagnosis could halve under £15m NHS plan

GP appointments for cancer diagnosis could halve under £15m NHS plan
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NHS England has announced a £15m fund to usher in 'world-class cancer services',...

CQC to rate GP practices on end-of-life care

CQC to rate GP practices on end-of-life care

GP practices will be given an additional rating assessing the quality of end-of-life...

Practice news

LMC Conference 2016: GP Forward View cash will be too late to save general practice

LMC Conference 2016: GP Forward View cash will be too late to save general practice

GP representatives have welcomed the GP Forward View proposals but demanded more...

Exclusive: Six-figure service charge hikes threaten future of GP practices across England

Exclusive: Six-figure service charge hikes threaten future of GP practices across England
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Six-figure service charge rises could force GP practices across England to close...

LMC conference 2016: GPs reject call to give up control of patient records

LMC conference 2016: GPs reject call to give up control of patient records

GPs have rejected a call for practices to give up their status as the data controller...

Top 10 longest-serving health secretaries

Top 10 longest-serving health secretaries

Is Jeremy Hunt really the UK's longest-serving health secretary after lasting longer...

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Patients at underfunded GP practice begin crowdfunding drive to keep it afloat

Patients at underfunded GP practice begin crowdfunding drive to keep it afloat
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Patients at a GP practice that believes it is the worst funded in Britain have launched...

RCGP reveals four candidates to replace outgoing chair Dr Maureen Baker

RCGP reveals four candidates to replace outgoing chair Dr Maureen Baker

Four candidates are standing to replace outgoing RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker...

Exclusive: NHS 'no longer in denial' over GP crisis, says Simon Stevens

Exclusive: NHS 'no longer in denial' over GP crisis, says Simon Stevens
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The health service nationally has been 'in denial' about the crisis in general practice,...

Jeremy Hunt 'backtracking' over contract imposition, say junior doctors

Jeremy Hunt 'backtracking' over contract imposition, say junior doctors
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Junior doctors have accused health secretary Jeremy Hunt of backtracking over his...

Commissioning news

BMA agrees junior doctor contract deal as emergency talks end

BMA agrees junior doctor contract deal as emergency talks end

BMA leaders have agreed terms of a new junior doctor contract in a deal struck during...

GPs drive NHS integration initiatives despite patchy support from commissioners

GPs drive NHS integration initiatives despite patchy support from commissioners
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GPs across the UK are leading innovative schemes to integrate primary and secondary...

Patient power stalled 'draconian' cuts at Yorkshire GP practice, say campaigners

Patient power stalled 'draconian' cuts at Yorkshire GP practice, say campaigners
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Supporters of a practice facing a 44% funding cut believe their campaign stopped...

'Serious flaws' in workforce plan for seven-day NHS, MPs say

'Serious flaws' in workforce plan for seven-day NHS, MPs say

The government has failed to assess whether there will be enough clinical staff to...