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

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

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

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NHS reform: STPs must involve primary care providers

Opinion

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,...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Rationing care? It doesn't have to be this way

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Rationing care? It doesn't have to be this way

I don't like to say 'I told you so', but back in June 2011 I did mention that one...

Zara Aziz: The system is collapsing at an alarming rate

Zara Aziz: The system is collapsing at an alarming rate

August is a month of contrasts. It is generally quiet for us at the surgery as some...

Dr Tom Jones: NHS England has stolen my pudding

Dr Tom Jones: NHS England has stolen my pudding
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STP. They've taken those three beloved initials away from us - they are utterly transformed...

NHS reform: Why sustainability and transformation plans could be dangerous

NHS reform: Why sustainability and transformation plans could be dangerous
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Across England, 44 'footprint' areas are drawing up sustainability and transformation...

Liam Farrell: A sick note in the style of Donald Trump

Liam Farrell: A sick note in the style of Donald Trump
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'I want a sick note,' said Joe.

Cyber abuse: Why GPs are ideally placed to help patients suffering harassment

Cyber abuse: Why GPs are ideally placed to help patients suffering harassment
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GPs have an important role to play in identifying patients struggling because of...

Dr Maureen Baker: We must not let Brexit and changes in government derail the GP Forward View

Dr Maureen Baker: We must not let Brexit and changes in government derail the GP Forward View
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Last month the British public voted to leave the EU. In the subsequent weeks we have...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Should GPs take a different approach to their well patients?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Should GPs take a different approach to their well patients?
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The latest NHS England plan to hit the headlines involves cleansing of lists for...

News analysis

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...

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...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: A tale of two Irish Mammies

Liam Farrell: A tale of two Irish Mammies

In a referendum in Ireland last year, amid much rejoicing, same-sex marriage was approved, and Ireland moved another step away from its post-colonial Victorian prudery; we were previously a bawdy folk.

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