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Skill mix: How paramedics can help general practice

Zara Aziz: We have no choice but to ballot on industrial action

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Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?

Two weeks in the life of a practice manager: Preparing for a CQC inspection

Opinion

Liam Farrell: A change of lifestyle? There is an easier way

Liam Farrell: A change of lifestyle? There is an easier way

'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do...

Primary care team: Enhanced nursing helps GPs reach out to vulnerable patients

Primary care team: Enhanced nursing helps GPs reach out to vulnerable patients

A nursing service set up in north London has helped GPs improve management of their...

Seven-day NHS: Jeremy Hunt must realise that seven-day working will undermine GPs

Seven-day NHS: Jeremy Hunt must realise that seven-day working will undermine GPs

Stretching under-pressure GP services across seven days a week will deepen the crisis...

NHS reform: The NHS can learn a lot from Shakespeare

NHS reform: The NHS can learn a lot from Shakespeare

This year marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Dr Chris Mimnagh...

GP crisis: Gaps in workload data left NHS oblivious to pressure on GPs

GP crisis: Gaps in workload data left NHS oblivious to pressure on GPs

A lack of official data on the GP workforce and its workload left NHS commissioners...

Liam Farrell: Life is a stage, and acting skills are essential

Liam Farrell: Life is a stage, and acting skills are essential

'You could at least act like you're interested, doc,' said Joe. Mea culpa, he was...

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

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

The GP Forward View provides reasons to be positive about the future of general practice,...

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

Zara Aziz: GPs are dealing with the fall out of changes to benefit payments
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It is that time of year, when leaflets fall through the letterbox, politicians come...

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

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

The junior doctors' strike is one we all have a stake in, argues Dr Chris Mimnagh.

News analysis

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...

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...

Liam Farrell

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 at his disposal, from whiny and high-pitched, like the piccolo, to a deep and sonorous, like the double bass.

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