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Exclusive: GP anger over drug shortages

Dr Maureen Baker: The way towards patient-centred care

Can health checks be revived?

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Liam Farrell: Bare-faced cheek of new NHS boss

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Campaigns build GP support

Campaigns build GP support

A groundswell of public support for general practice, unprecedented in recent times,...

Summary care record hits 40m milestone

Summary care record hits 40m milestone

Two in five GP out-of-hours services have access to the summary care record (SCR),...

GPs warned to 'remain vigilant' for Ebola symptoms

GPs warned to 'remain vigilant' for Ebola symptoms

GPs should remain alert to symptoms of Ebola in patients returning from West Africa,...

Two weeks to save general practice: RCGP targets 1m petition signatures

Two weeks to save general practice: RCGP targets 1m petition signatures

The RCGP has written to GPs across the UK in a bid to collect 1m signatures in support...

MPIG practice could take legal action to fight threat of closure

MPIG practice could take legal action to fight threat of closure

A practice in east London has warned patients it faces closure because of MPIG cuts...

Recorded dementia cases rise 62% in seven years

Recorded dementia cases rise 62% in seven years

The number of people with a recorded diagnosis of dementia has risen 62% in the seven...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: Hunt's private agenda on cancer care

Liam Farrell: Hunt's private agenda on cancer care
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To paraphrase Basil Fawlty: 'And there was us GPs, thinking it was Jeremy Hunt's fault, when really it was our fault all the time.'

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Dr Ken Aswani interview: the CQC inspector

Dr Ken Aswani interview:  the CQC inspector

Dr Ken Aswani talks to David Millett about why he answered the CQC's call as the...

Editorial: Hunt threatens the greatest NHS asset

Editorial: Hunt threatens the greatest NHS asset

In this edition of GP, our exclusive survey results find almost half of the UK's...

Is MPIG money moving in the right direction?

Is MPIG money moving in the right direction?
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GPs face chaos as £116m in MPIG funding is redistributed. Nick Bostock looks at why...

Clinical news

Doctors should lose weight to set an example, says Simon Stevens

Doctors should lose weight to set an example, says Simon Stevens
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Overweight doctors and nurses should be 'incentivised' to lose weight and set a good...

Aggressively manage vascular risk factors in polymyalgia, GPs told

Aggressively manage vascular risk factors in polymyalgia, GPs told

GPs have been urged to 'aggressively' manage risk factors for vascular disease in...

Rising hepatitis C deaths prompt call for GP awareness training

Rising hepatitis C deaths prompt call for GP awareness training

GPs have been urged to undertake extra training to recognise and diagnose hepatitis...

Paracetamol ineffective against lower back pain, reveals study

Paracetamol ineffective against lower back pain, reveals study

GPs should reconsider advising patients to take paracetamol as the first-line treatment...

Practice news

Exclusive: MPIG support package to be announced within days

Exclusive: MPIG support package to be announced within days

NHS leaders in London are set to reveal a financial support package for practices...

How a GP practice saved 7 hours a day on admin with paperless technology

How a GP practice saved 7 hours a day on admin with paperless technology

The Ash Trees Surgery in Carnforth, Lancashire, implemented the Docman GP system...

Poll: Should NHS privatisation be halted?

Poll: Should NHS privatisation be halted?

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham told an audience in Manchester that the Health...

GP crisis highlights failure of coalition's NHS reforms, says Burnham

GP crisis highlights failure of coalition's NHS reforms, says Burnham
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General practice has been hit harder than any other part of the NHS by the coalition...

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GPonline columnists

Viewpoint: NHS profits must remain within the NHS - not go to any qualified provider

Viewpoint: NHS profits must remain within the NHS - not go to any qualified provider

Writing exclusively for GPonline.com, RCGP clinical lead on immunisation Dr George...

Viewpoint: DH must act now to tackle GP workforce crisis, says Dr Krishna Kasaraneni

Viewpoint: DH must act now to tackle GP workforce crisis, says Dr Krishna Kasaraneni

Writing exclusively for GPonline, Dr Krishna Kasaraneni says recent reports offer...

Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: The friends and family test is a political gimmick

Viewpoint: Dr Kailash Chand: The friends and family test is a political gimmick
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Every GP practice in England will have to provide monthly data on the Friends and...

People news

Exclusive: BMA re-elects deputy chairman who warns of 'imploding' general practice

Exclusive: BMA re-elects deputy chairman who warns of 'imploding' general practice

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand, who has been re-elected unopposed, has pledged...

Your GP magazine preview: 4 August 2014 #SaveOurSurgeries

Your GP magazine preview: 4 August 2014 #SaveOurSurgeries

Your next issue of GP magazine is available on 4 August and below we give you a taster...

CCG chief clinical officer retires after cancer treatment that leaves her proud of NHS

CCG chief clinical officer retires after cancer treatment that leaves her proud of NHS
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A chief clinical officer for a Cheshire CCG and former GP has retired after cancer...

Scottish GP conquers Britain's 10 biggest peaks in under a day

Scottish GP conquers Britain's 10 biggest peaks in under a day

A Scottish GP has become one of the first people to climb Britain's 10 highest mountains...

Commissioning news

Two CCGs explore merger to save £750,000 a year

Two CCGs explore merger to save £750,000 a year
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Two CCGs in the south east of England could merge to save £750,000 a year in admin...

GP continuity of care and extended access cut use of A&E

GP continuity of care and extended access cut use of A&E
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Continuity of care and extended access to general practice in-hours reduces A&E visits...

GP provider hits back against 'politically motivated' criticism of practices

GP provider hits back against 'politically motivated' criticism of practices

A commercial primary care provider run by GPs in the north west of England has hit...

NHS will miss £20bn savings target, warn CCG finance leads

NHS will miss £20bn savings target, warn CCG finance leads
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Three out of five CCG finance leads believe the NHS is at risk of missing the £20bn...


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