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Access: New ways of working can help GPs meet patient demand

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Liam Farrell: When you have nothing more to give

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Future of general practice: GPs need to work out how to become more efficient

Zara Aziz: GPs are experts at dealing with 'saved-up' problems

Opinion

Special LMCs conference: How GPs can take control and shape their own future

Special LMCs conference: How GPs can take control and shape their own future

In the week leading up to the 30 January special LMCs conference, GP leaders have...

Special LMCs conference: Young doctors won't become GPs if politicians overburden primary care

Special LMCs conference: Young doctors won't become GPs if politicians overburden primary care

GP registrar Dr Bea Bakshi took part in the recent junior doctors strikes - something...

Special LMCs conference: How practices can fight back against the GP crisis

Special LMCs conference: How practices can fight back against the GP crisis

The BMA has drawn up a resource pack to help practices fight back against the crisis...

Special LMCs conference: Is it time to scrap GP independent contractor status?

Special LMCs conference: Is it time to scrap GP independent contractor status?
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The independent contractor model of general practice has some clear advantages but...

Special LMCs conference: DH must wake up to the crisis facing general practice

Special LMCs conference: DH must wake up to the crisis facing general practice
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Top GPs will debate the crisis facing general practice on 30 January at the first...

GP crisis: Jeremy Hunt's 5,000 GP pledge 'in tatters' says Labour's Heidi Alexander

GP crisis: Jeremy Hunt's 5,000 GP pledge 'in tatters' says Labour's Heidi Alexander
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General practice is in crisis and ministers can no longer ignore the warning signs,...

Patient involvement: GP practices should not be scared of using Facebook

Patient involvement: GP practices should not be scared of using Facebook

Social media can play an important role in promoting patient-centred care and improving...

Volunteering: GPs can make a real difference to family planning in Africa

Volunteering: GPs can make a real difference to family planning in Africa

U-SHAPE, an initiative run in conjunction with the RCGP, promotes family medicine...

Liam Farrell: The importance of patient screening

Liam Farrell: The importance of patient screening

You should choose your patients more carefully than you choose your friends, I say,...

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...

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