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Campaigning practice saved as NHS England agrees MPIG support

Campaigning practice saved as NHS England agrees MPIG support
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The east London practice that has spearheaded the Save our Surgeries campaign against...

Urine test for HPV could replace smears

Urine test for HPV could replace smears

A simple urine test to detect HPV in women could increase cervical cancer screening...

Funding cuts in Scotland could spark collapse of general practice

Funding cuts in Scotland could spark collapse of general practice
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General practice in Scotland could face collapse in the event of a 'Yes' vote for...

Switching diabetes patients onto insulin pumps could save lives, study suggests

Switching diabetes patients onto insulin pumps could save lives, study suggests

Insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes is likely to save more lives than multiple...

Practice set to close as NHS trust pulls plug

Practice set to close as NHS trust pulls plug

NHS England has said it will not reprocure a central London practice after an NHS...

RCGP backs call to tackle 'unacceptable' variation in mental health care

RCGP backs call to tackle 'unacceptable' variation in mental health care

The RCGP has joined calls to reduce inequalities in mental health care across the...

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Liam Farrell: Admission letters can be harmless fibs

Liam Farrell: Admission letters can be harmless fibs

In a recent blog, a hospital geriatrician decried the term 'social admission' as inaccurate and misleading - there was always something else wrong, he implied, something medical the hospital staff could get stuck into, there's no such thing as somebody who is healthy, just someone who hasn't been investigated enough.

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University GP practices standing on the brink

University GP practices standing on the brink
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Repeated cuts have left practices supporting students struggling to survive. Nick...

Mr Vijay Kumar interview: New dawn for GP minor surgery

Mr Vijay Kumar interview: New dawn for GP minor surgery
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Mr Vijay Kumar, president of the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care, tells Stephen...

Editorial: NHS is key in Scots independence vote

Editorial: NHS is key in Scots independence vote

Should Scotland be an independent country? This is the question Scotland will answer...

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Child flu vaccine 'rationing' may force practices to turn away patients

Child flu vaccine 'rationing' may force practices to turn away patients

Restrictions on orders of the child flu vaccine imposed by public health officials...

Breast cancer screening in elderly 'risks considerable overdiagnosis'

Breast cancer screening in elderly 'risks considerable overdiagnosis'

Screening women aged over 70 for their risk of breast cancer does not prevent enough...

Treat sleep apnoea to improve hypertension, suggests study

Treat sleep apnoea to improve hypertension, suggests study

Using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat patients with sleep apnoea...

GPs urged to intervene early in lung disease

GPs urged to intervene early in lung disease

The burden of respiratory disease in the population could be greatly reduced by a...

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Soaring GP workload has left morale in tatters, BMA poll shows

Soaring GP workload has left morale in tatters, BMA poll shows

Three quarters of GPs say their workload is unmanageable or unsustainable, according...

Viewpoint: Low GP morale undermines patient care, warns Dr Richard Vautrey

Viewpoint: Low GP morale undermines patient care, warns Dr Richard Vautrey

Writing for GPonline, GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey calls for investment...

Personalised commissioning plans could strip funding from GP services

Personalised commissioning plans could strip funding from GP services

GP services could be left unviable under plans to personalise commissioning by handing...

BMA sets out health manifesto ahead of 2015 general election

BMA sets out health manifesto ahead of 2015 general election

The BMA has launched a manifesto of health policy priorities ahead of next year's...

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Dr Zara Aziz: What September means for GPs like me

Dr Zara Aziz: What September means for GPs like me

September is one of my favourite months - the twins go back to school and Baby starts...

Dr Maureen Baker: What conference season means for GPs

Dr Maureen Baker: What conference season means for GPs

Conference season is a really important time of year and will be particularly interesting...

Dr Kailash Chand: CQC must not blame GPs for NHS crisis

Dr Kailash Chand: CQC must not blame GPs for NHS crisis

CQC chief inspector of primary care Professor Steve Field has warned that GP surgeries...

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Your GP magazine preview: 15 September (LATEST) #SaveOurSurgeries

Your GP magazine preview: 15 September (LATEST) #SaveOurSurgeries

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 15 September and below we give you...

GP stands for election in Jeremy Hunt's constituency

GP stands for election in Jeremy Hunt's constituency

GP and NHS campaigner Dr Louise Irvine will take on health secretary Jeremy Hunt...

GMC appoints new chairman to replace Professor Sir Peter Rubin

GMC appoints new chairman to replace Professor Sir Peter Rubin

Professor Terence Stephenson will take over from Professor Sir Peter Rubin as chairman...

Your GP magazine preview: 15 September #SaveOurSurgeries #Strictly

Your GP magazine preview: 15 September #SaveOurSurgeries #Strictly

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 15 September and below we give you...

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Spending watchdog MP slams 'incestuous' CCG links with providers

Spending watchdog MP slams 'incestuous' CCG links with providers
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The chief executive of NHS England has agreed that relationships are too close between...

NHS England criticised for 'opaque' decisions over practice closures

NHS England criticised for 'opaque' decisions over practice closures

A health watchdog has criticised NHS England for how it conducted a public consultation...

CQC threatens A&E closure as GP meeting cancelled

CQC threatens A&E closure as GP meeting cancelled

A Kent CCG cancelled its monthly GP meeting today just hours before it was due to...

Somerset health and social care merger offers template for Labour reform

Somerset health and social care merger offers template for Labour reform
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A CCG and a local council in south-west England plan to merge health and social care...


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