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Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

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Dr Farah Jameel: List closure ballot reveals bleak reality of GP workforce crisis

Opinion

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces

The NHS needs a completely new approach if it is to address inefficiencies and inequities...

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

The new chair of the RCGP's Associates in Training Committee explains why her focus...

GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too
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GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too

Retaining our junior doctors is impossible if we continue to treat them as service...

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

The poster presentations at a conference have always seemed rather sad, like the...

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

Hull GP Dr Thomas Abraham looks back at the 60-year history of the Bolam test, which...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Indemnity costs are getting in the way of GPs doing their jobs and the system needs...

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

As part of its Save General Practice Campaign the MDU is highlighting how the spiralling...

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Indemnity costs are now a key factor dictating where and how GPs work, says Dr Charlotte...

How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need
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How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need

Most GPs see only a handful of patients with cancer every year, says Macmillan GP...

News analysis & interviews

Longest-serving health secretary Jeremy Hunt completes five years in post
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Longest-serving health secretary Jeremy Hunt completes five years in post

Jeremy Hunt this week completed five years as health secretary. GPonline looks back...

Interview: Dr Chaand Nagpaul sets out how he plans to lead the profession

Interview: Dr Chaand Nagpaul sets out how he plans to lead the profession

The BMA's new chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul talks to GPonline about challenging the government...

Interview: Improving care should motivate practices to work together, says NHS London GP
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Interview: Improving care should motivate practices to work together, says NHS London GP

GP practices need to collaborate to build sustainable general practice and should...

Interview: I'm optimistic about the future of general practice, says Dr Robert Varnam
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Interview: I'm optimistic about the future of general practice, says Dr Robert Varnam

The NHS is finally taking the GP crisis seriously and is proposing solutions that...

Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee
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Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee

In Edinburgh last month, for the second year running the annual LMC conference voted...

Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt
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Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt

A Labour administration would make resetting the government's relationship with GPs...

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