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

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

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

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

Opinion

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...

Analysis: Will the GP Forward View rescue general practice?

Analysis: Will the GP Forward View rescue general practice?
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How the GP Forward View is implemented will determine whether it is a success, writes...

GP crisis: Support from patients can save general practice

GP crisis: Support from patients can save general practice

General practice is facing many challenges, but we are truly appreciated by our patients...

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...

Dr Maureen Baker: Promoting the positives of a career in general practice

Dr Maureen Baker: Promoting the positives of a career in general practice

Last week we heard the great news that 152 more vacancies for GP training places...

Liam Farrell: The perfect cure for waiting

Liam Farrell: The perfect cure for waiting

'Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful' - Samuel Beckett, Waiting...

CCGs: Why some GPs are growing 'weary' with commissioning

CCGs: Why some GPs are growing 'weary' with commissioning

The Nuffield Trust has been following the progress of CCGs for the last four years....

Devolution: Manchester reforms can benefit patients but GPs need support to adapt

Devolution: Manchester reforms can benefit patients but GPs need support to adapt
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Greater Manchester's plans to use devolved powers to integrate health and social...

Zara Aziz: Our workload has become almost insurmountable

Zara Aziz: Our workload has become almost insurmountable
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Recently I suffered from a rather severe case of swine flu. My husband brought it...

News analysis

What is the GP Access Fund?

What is the GP Access Fund?

The first 20 wave one Access Fund pilots - known at the time as the prime minister's...

Video: RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple sets out his priorities for the role

Video: RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple sets out his priorities for the role

New RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple took up his post last week. In his first interview...

New RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple wants the college to think outside the box

New RCGP president Dr Terry Kemple wants the college to think outside the box

Dr Terry Kemple says becoming RCGP president makes him something like the 'monarch'...

Local authority cuts damaging NHS services, say CCGs

Local authority cuts damaging NHS services, say CCGs

Local authority funding cuts are negatively affecting health service performance,...

RCGP Scotland chairman Dr Miles Mack explains the key issues for Scottish GPs

RCGP Scotland chairman Dr Miles Mack explains the key issues for Scottish GPs

Dr Miles Mack has spent his first year as RCGP Scotland chairman highlighting a long...

New RCGP vice-chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne keen to promote GP careers

New RCGP vice-chair Professor Kamila Hawthorne keen to promote GP careers

Professor Kamila Hawthorne's new role as joint vice-chair of RCGP council comes with...

RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker continues the fight for more GP funding

RCGP chair Dr Maureen Baker continues the fight for more GP funding

In her first two years as chairwoman of the RCGP, Dr Maureen Baker has made a significant...

How pharmacies are helping to reduce pressure on GPs

How pharmacies are helping to reduce pressure on GPs

New schemes to divert patients seeking treatment for minor ailments from GPs to community...

Why are medical indemnity fees rising?

Why are medical indemnity fees rising?
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Why has the cost of medical indemnity for GPs increased so significantly and what...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: The real difference between GPs and consultants

Liam Farrell: The real difference between GPs and consultants

'These young junior doctors,' said Joe. 'They're so full of energy, so passionate, so enthusiastic, so idealistic. How is it then that they all turn into fat complacent consultants who only heart's desire is a big shiny car and a reserved parking spot. Is it like that Kafka novel, Metamorphosis, where a man wakes up one day as a cockroach?'

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