'Grand plans' for London's NHS will fail without upfront support for GPs

'Grand plans' for London's NHS will fail without upfront support for GPs
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Plans to overhaul primary care in London will fail unless GP practices are offered...

London GPs face contract overhaul and routine Saturday opening

London GPs face contract overhaul and routine Saturday opening
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Plans to overhaul primary care in London could see GP funding no longer offered at...

GP practices asked to open over Easter for free

GP practices asked to open over Easter for free
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Practices in parts of England are being asked by commissioners to open on Easter...

GP returners offered £2,300 per month and supervised placements

GP returners offered £2,300 per month and supervised placements
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GPs returning to work after a career break or a spell overseas are being offered...

Exclusive: CQC delays GP ratings deadline amid shortage of inspectors

Exclusive: CQC delays GP ratings deadline amid shortage of inspectors

The CQC has extended its deadline for inspecting and rating all GP practices by six...

Laws allowing GMC to appeal tribunal decisions 'unfair to doctors'

Laws allowing GMC to appeal tribunal decisions 'unfair to doctors'

Changes to the law that allow the GMC to appeal against medical tribunal decisions...

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Liam Farrell: The unique beauty of the drug rep

Liam Farrell: The unique beauty of the drug rep

Farrell's First Law states that in any photograph of any medical meeting, the good-looking ones are always the drug reps.

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Editorial - Now the clock is ticking for the QOF

As far back as 18 months ago, GP was urging contract negotiators to explore what...

Dr Alan McDevitt interview: Building a new world for Scotland's GPs

Dr Alan McDevitt interview: Building a new world for Scotland's GPs
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From 2017, GPs in Scotland will operate under a 'substantially different' model from...

Are dementia targets harming patients?

Are dementia targets harming patients?

Diagnosis of dementia is below target levels, despite controversial GP incentives....

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Antibiotic use linked to sharp rise in type 2 diabetes risk

Antibiotic use linked to sharp rise in type 2 diabetes risk

Repeated use of some antibiotics is associated with up to 37% increased risk of developing...

GPs 'must urge public to exercise', MPs warn

GPs 'must urge public to exercise', MPs warn

GPs should 'take urgent action' to communicate the benefits of exercise to the public,...

GPs and practice staff call for more Ebola advice

GPs and practice staff call for more Ebola advice

GPs and practice staff need more regular updates and practical advice on handling...

GPs warned of mosquito-borne disease surge

GPs warned of mosquito-borne disease surge

GPs have been warned of a surge in mosquito-borne diseases after a 12-fold increase...

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GP numbers up 1.7% since 2013, official data show

GP numbers up 1.7% since 2013, official data show
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The number of full-time equivalent GPs has risen by 1.7% in the last year, according...

Stevens must take on politicians and hospitals to boost GP funding, says GP leader

Stevens must take on politicians and hospitals to boost GP funding, says GP leader

Simon Stevens will have to take on politicians as well as hospital trusts to shift...

GMS global sum up 3% per patient under 2015/16 contract

GMS global sum up 3% per patient under 2015/16 contract

Global sum funding for GMS contracts will rise by 3% per patient from April, the...

Exclusive: NHS England backs down over list closure breach notice

Exclusive: NHS England backs down over list closure breach notice

NHS England has backed down from a threatened contract breach notice after a practice...

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Zara Aziz: Why politicians ought to shadow GPs

The problem with the NHS is that we only look at things through our own binoculars....

Dr Maureen Baker: We need investment and many more GPs

Dr Maureen Baker: We need investment and many more GPs

Waiting times for a GP appointment are now the topic of national debate - and will...

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Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: GP pay award will deepen recruitment crisis

The 1.16% increase in overall GP funding announced by the government for 2015/16,...

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GPs must play wider role in cutting health inequality, says public health professor

GPs must play wider role in cutting health inequality, says public health professor
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Reducing health inequality should be a focus for primary care, says a public health...

Webchat: Your chance to talk Ebola with volunteer Dr Caroline Holms

Webchat: Your chance to talk Ebola with volunteer Dr Caroline Holms

GPonline is hosting an exclusive live webchat on 25 March with Glasgow GP Dr Caroline...

Ebola volunteer GP founds charity to help Sierra Leone medical students

Ebola volunteer GP founds charity to help Sierra Leone medical students
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A GP who volunteered at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has set up a charity...

GPs to play in doctors' orchestra charity concert

GPs to play in doctors' orchestra charity concert

The Doctors' Orchestra, which includes a number of GP musicians, is set to perform...

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Simon Stevens interview: why new care models are not an NHS reorganisation

Simon Stevens interview: why new care models are not an NHS reorganisation
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In an exclusive interview with GPonline, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens speaks...

Q&A: NHS chief executive Simon Stevens on contractor status, MPIG and salaried GPs

Q&A: NHS chief executive Simon Stevens on contractor status, MPIG and salaried GPs

In an exclusive interview with GPonline, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens...

Cancer care slipping under coalition government, MPs warn

Cancer care slipping under coalition government, MPs warn

The DH and NHS England have allowed a 'loss of momentum' in improvements to cancer...

Vanguard GPs to offer longer appointments and extended hours

Vanguard GPs to offer longer appointments and extended hours

GP practices across south Hampshire could offer longer appointments, direct access...


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