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Dr Zara Aziz: Mumsnet GPs are not to blame for the NHS crisis

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why are we using systems that provide a poorer service?

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Why GP training should be extended

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NHS reform: Small practices should be valued and supported

Opinion

The acute GP service: managing the interface to support patients and GPs

The acute GP service: managing the interface to support patients and GPs

Patients understand health and illness and the systems that support them but they...

Recruitment: How can we recruit more medical students?

Recruitment: How can we recruit more medical students?

There are steps the NHS can take to recruit more students to medicine, particularly...

Liam Farrell: GPs are the great constipators of healthcare
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Liam Farrell: GPs are the great constipators of healthcare

The BBC headline was stark and as usual, without context: 'Early warning signs may...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Politicians must face the reality of the GP workforce crisis
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Politicians must face the reality of the GP workforce crisis

I worry that real meanings are sometimes not obvious. For example, if you were ever...

Dr Zara Aziz: One size does not fit all

Dr Zara Aziz: One size does not fit all

In the rush towards larger practices, the government is taking away patient choice,...

Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

Rising indemnity costs must be tackled or the NHS risks losing many talented GPs,...

Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Pharmacist and practice partner Mark Stone explains the benefits of employing pharmacists...

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

There's not enough hours in the day to do everything - even research says so, writes...

How can we address rising indemnity costs?
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How can we address rising indemnity costs?

MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins looks at why GPs' indemnity costs are increasing,...

News analysis

How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs
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How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs

The government has set out proposals for extending charging overseas visitors for...

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

The newly elected chair of the BMA junior doctors committee (JDC) has not ruled out...

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Prison doctors see their part of the NHS as the 'forgotten service', says Devon GP...

How will the NHS GP Health Service work?

How will the NHS GP Health Service work?

The NHS GP Health Service will provide support and treatment to GPs struggling with...

Exclusive: GP burnout service fears flood of calls when it opens next week

Exclusive: GP burnout service fears flood of calls when it opens next week

An NHS health service for GPs fears being flooded with calls when it opens its doors...

2016: A year in general practice

2016: A year in general practice

The GP Forward View, STPs, practice closures, mass resignations (or not), Brexit...

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