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NHS reform: What is a sustainability and transformation plan (STP)?

NHS reform: What is a sustainability and transformation plan (STP)?
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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will be developed across the NHS from...

GPs advised to 'promote e-cigarettes widely' as smoking substitute

GPs advised to 'promote e-cigarettes widely' as smoking substitute
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GPs have been advised to promote e-cigarettes 'as widely as possible as a substitute...

BMA hails overwhelming turnout as thousands join junior doctor strikes

BMA hails overwhelming turnout as thousands join junior doctor strikes

BMA leaders have repeated calls for the government to drop plans to impose a new...

Full-time GP workforce fell 2% in 2015, official data show

Full-time GP workforce fell 2% in 2015, official data show

Full-time GP numbers in England fell almost 2% in 2015, official estimates show,...

GPs warned to advise on Zika risk following rise in reports of sexual transmission

GPs warned to advise on Zika risk following rise in reports of sexual transmission

GPs should advise men with pregnant partners to use condoms for the duration of pregnancy...

GPs launch online triage system to streamline GI cancer diagnosis

GPs launch online triage system to streamline GI cancer diagnosis
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Bradford GPs have developed an online triaging system which will filter out patients...

Practices could close half a day a week to help GPs cope, says former RCGP chair

Practices could close half a day a week to help GPs cope, says former RCGP chair
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All practices should consider closing their surgery doors for half a day a week to...

RCGP calls on David Cameron to stop first full strike in NHS history

RCGP calls on David Cameron to stop first full strike in NHS history

The RCGP made an eleventh hour appeal for the prime minister to step in and avert...

GPs will open longer during strike, Hunt tells patients

GPs will open longer during strike, Hunt tells patients
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The government and NHS England have told patients that GP practices could provide...

Viewpoints and opinion

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...

GP Forward View: This is a starting point for addressing the crisis in general practice

GP Forward View: This is a starting point for addressing the crisis in general practice

The GP Forward View provides reasons to be positive about the future of general practice,...

Zara Aziz: GPs are dealing with the fall out of changes to benefit payments

Zara Aziz: GPs are dealing with the fall out of changes to benefit payments
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It is that time of year, when leaflets fall through the letterbox, politicians come...

Junior doctors: Why GPs should support the junior doctors' strike

Junior doctors: Why GPs should support the junior doctors' strike

The junior doctors' strike is one we all have a stake in, argues Dr Chris Mimnagh.

GP crisis: Becoming a partner was a shock to the system

GP crisis: Becoming a partner was a shock to the system
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When Huddersfield GP Dr Shanny Rasakumaran became a partner in late 2015, he thought...

GP Forward View: NHS England's plans are no panacea for general practice

GP Forward View: NHS England's plans are no panacea for general practice

Like most of her colleagues, Kent GP and co-founder of the grassroots Resilient GP...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: There's no second chances

Liam Farrell: There's no second chances

If coughs were conductors, Joe would be Daniel Barenboim. He has a whole orchestra at his disposal, from whiny and high-pitched, like the piccolo, to a deep and sonorous, like the double bass.

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Stressed GPs are showing symptoms of PTSD, warns former RCGP chair

Stressed GPs are showing symptoms of PTSD, warns former RCGP chair
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GPs are under such huge strain that many are showing symptoms similar to post-traumatic...

Building relationships is the 'silver bullet' to tackle health inequalities

Building relationships is the 'silver bullet' to tackle health inequalities

Building empathy and strong relationships with patients and colleagues across the...

GP prescribing budgets under pressure as anticoagulation costs soar 60%

GP prescribing budgets under pressure as anticoagulation costs soar 60%

Increased use of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) put unprecedented pressure on GP...

NICE guidance on controlled drugs urges 30-day supply limit

NICE guidance on controlled drugs urges 30-day supply limit

GPs should ensure they prescribe supplies of controlled drugs to meet needs for no...

Practice news

Junior doctors stage night-long vigil outside DH in bid to end contract imposition

Junior doctors stage night-long vigil outside DH in bid to end contract imposition

Junior doctors gathered outside DH headquarters for a candlelit vigil on Monday evening,...

BMA rejects Jeremy Hunt bid for talks to avert all-out junior doctor strike

BMA rejects Jeremy Hunt bid for talks to avert all-out junior doctor strike
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The BMA has rejected last-ditch attempts from health secretary Jeremy Hunt to avert...

GPs face looming shortage of practice nurses, warns QNI chief

GPs face looming shortage of practice nurses, warns QNI chief

GPs face a looming shortage of practice nurses because one in three plan to retire...

GP Forward View: NHS England must do more to save general practice, GPs warn

GP Forward View: NHS England must do more to save general practice, GPs warn

Rescuing general practice will take more than the GP Forward View, GPC chairman Dr...

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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...

Former RCGP chair Dr Clare Gerada among doctors elected to BMA council

Former RCGP chair Dr Clare Gerada among doctors elected to BMA council

Former RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada is among six GPs elected to BMA Council.

Junior doctors launch legal proceedings over imposed contract

Junior doctors launch legal proceedings over imposed contract

A group of junior doctors has launched legal proceedings against health secretary...

Commissioning news

GP Forward View: reaction from across the profession

GP Forward View: reaction from across the profession

GPs and policy leaders have been reacting to news of the GP Forward View, after NHS...

GP Forward View: full coverage of NHS England plans to overhaul GP funding

GP Forward View: full coverage of NHS England plans to overhaul GP funding
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Annual GP funding will rise £2.4bn by 2020/21 - taking the share of NHS funding spent...

BMA demands tougher checks on private provision of NHS services

BMA demands tougher checks on private provision of NHS services

Two thirds of doctors are uncomfortable with private providers delivering NHS services,...

Junior doctors camp outside DH to demand talks with Jeremy Hunt

Junior doctors camp outside DH to demand talks with Jeremy Hunt
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Two junior doctors have begun an 'indefinite' protest outside DH headquarters on...