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Dr Chris Mimnagh: General practice needs to embrace the potential of IT

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Dr Tom Jones: Seven days too long - Jeremy Hunt remix

Liam Farrell: Ask away, but you may not like the answer

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Dr Zahid Chauhan: Stop turning GPs into admin machines and let them look after patients

Opinion

Liam Farrell: Health promotion is a sacred cow, but is it time well spent?

Liam Farrell: Health promotion is a sacred cow, but is it time well spent?
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'I'm here for health promotion, I read about it in the paper. "See your GP", it said,'...

Dr Zara Aziz: Replacing GPs with nurses and other professionals is not the answer

Dr Zara Aziz: Replacing GPs with nurses and other professionals is not the answer
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I came back from my summer vacation rested and rejuvenated. The real world hit me...

Dr Tom Jones: Raise your sights, loosen your tongues and resist NHS corporate-speak

Dr Tom Jones: Raise your sights, loosen your tongues and resist NHS corporate-speak

Colleagues, there is a war to be fought. A conflict for the very heart and soul of...

Skill mix: Can pharmacists and community pharmacy rescue general practice?

Skill mix: Can pharmacists and community pharmacy rescue general practice?
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Pharmacists could play a vital role in primary care and help support GPs to meet...

Future NHS: What if people controlled their own health data?

Future NHS: What if people controlled their own health data?

If people controlled their health data would it impede research and service improvement...

Liam Farrell: Sometimes what you don't say is more important than what you do

Liam Farrell: Sometimes what you don't say is more important than what you do

Writing isn't just about the words, it's about the spaces between words as well,...

NHS reform: STPs must involve primary care providers

NHS reform: STPs must involve primary care providers
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It appears that the majority of STP boards have little in the way of primary care...

Data security: Will new consent and opt-out plans protect our personal health information?

Data security: Will new consent and opt-out plans protect our personal health information?
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The recent review of data security, consent and opt-outs lead to the demise of care.data,...

News analysis

Podcast: What do STPs mean for general practice in England?

Podcast: What do STPs mean for general practice in England?
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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) being drawn up across England are...

How video consultations can benefit patients and the NHS

How video consultations can benefit patients and the NHS

Video consultations between a patient and healthcare professional are increasing....

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...

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....

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...

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