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New models of care: GPs must learn lessons from early adopters of large-scale general practice

Liam Farrell: A tale of two Irish Mammies

Lung health: Diagnosing causes of breathlessness early means better outcomes

Liam Farrell: The time of the buffoon has come

Opinion

Commissioning: Why GPs have a vital role to play in shaping NHS services

Commissioning: Why GPs have a vital role to play in shaping NHS services

CCGs have plenty of room for improvement, but these organisations have been far better...

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....

Dr Tom Jones: Imagine if a £350m EU windfall gave GPs footballer lifestyles

Dr Tom Jones: Imagine if a £350m EU windfall gave GPs footballer lifestyles
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I was mightily looking forward to the weekly injection of £350m that, just a couple...

Professionalism: Brexit no excuse for lowering the tone on social media

Professionalism: Brexit no excuse for lowering the tone on social media

Even in the aftermath of seismic events like the Brexit vote, professional groups...

Zara Aziz: In post-Brexit Britain we must stand united as a profession

Zara Aziz: In post-Brexit Britain we must stand united as a profession

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the season of Light,...

Georgina White: Why I'm choosing general practice

Georgina White: Why I'm choosing general practice
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For me, being a GP is all about becoming a real life Mary Poppins. A plain clothes...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Post Brexit, the NHS is ours to save or scupper

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Post Brexit, the NHS is ours to save or scupper
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The EU referendum result won't deliver the avalanche of funding promised to the NHS,...

Daisy Walters: Why I'm choosing general practice

Daisy Walters: Why I'm choosing general practice
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What is a general practitioner? Before I started medical school, I'd have probably...

Vicki Robertson: Why I'm choosing general practice

Vicki Robertson: Why I'm choosing general practice

'Hello, doctor's surgery, Vicki speaking, how may I help you?' is a greeting that...

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: The options may suck, but the NHS can't go on this way

Liam Farrell: The options may suck, but the NHS can't go on this way
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Some day in the future, historians will look back at the NHS and say there was a time, in the twentieth century, when people actually gave a damn about each other.

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