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Interview: Dr Chaand Nagpaul sets out how he plans to lead the profession

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Opinion

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

As part of its Save General Practice Campaign the MDU is highlighting how the spiralling...

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Indemnity costs are now a key factor dictating where and how GPs work, says Dr Charlotte...

How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need
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How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need

Most GPs see only a handful of patients with cancer every year, says Macmillan GP...

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

As the GPC ballot on practices' willingness to take part in collective closure of...

How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice
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How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice

Patients at a West Yorkshire GP practice in the village of Slaithwaite - known locally...

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Joe looked unusually pensive, which cheered me up a bit and added some sparkle to...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

There was a story doing the rounds on social media last week about a GP practice...

Liam Farrell: The day I met my very own Guardian Angel

Liam Farrell: The day I met my very own Guardian Angel

My sister was admitted to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London a few weeks ago, receiving...

Dr Jackie Applebee: General practice is in meltdown - closing lists would make patients safer

Dr Jackie Applebee: General practice is in meltdown - closing lists would make patients safer

East London GP Dr Jackie Applebee proposed the LMC motion that has now led to the...

News analysis

Interview: Improving care should motivate practices to work together, says NHS London GP
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Interview: Improving care should motivate practices to work together, says NHS London GP

GP practices need to collaborate to build sustainable general practice and should...

Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee
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Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee

In Edinburgh last month, for the second year running the annual LMC conference voted...

Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt
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Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt

A Labour administration would make resetting the government's relationship with GPs...

Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money
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Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money

GPs are starting to see the advantages of working in larger networks, says Dr Nav...

How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs
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How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs

The government has set out proposals for extending charging overseas visitors for...

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

The newly elected chair of the BMA junior doctors committee (JDC) has not ruled out...

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