GP opinion and analysis

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Dr Brian Fisher: Practices must do more to share records with patients

Dr Richard Vautrey: Contract deal won't end GP crisis, but eases strain on practices

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

GP training: Five things I've learnt from general practice

Opinion

Liam Farrell: Keeping things confidential

Liam Farrell: Keeping things confidential

'Three men may keep a secret,' said Benjamin Franklin (while turning over in his...

Viewpoint: Why GPs should embrace the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Viewpoint: Why GPs should embrace the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Around 5m people are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, so it is hugely...

Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death
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Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death

It is true that the start of a new year promises us a fresh start, but in 2017 it...

Dr Richard Vautrey: PM should be thanking GPs, not blaming them for the NHS crisis

Dr Richard Vautrey: PM should be thanking GPs, not blaming them for the NHS crisis

GP practices across England continue to go the extra mile to deliver patient care...

Dr Andy Whittamore: Planning and self-care key to controlling asthma

Dr Andy Whittamore: Planning and self-care key to controlling asthma

Too many people in the UK have poorly controlled asthma. More self-care and better...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telemedicine should be as simple as Alexa

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telemedicine should be as simple as Alexa

We have a habit of making things difficult in the NHS. Ideally, if we can make it...

Liam Farrell: A doctor is a man's best friend

Liam Farrell: A doctor is a man's best friend

To paraphrase W. Somerset Maugham's advice on writing novels, there are three ways...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Would co-payments solve our funding problems?
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Would co-payments solve our funding problems?

Could co-payments for specific services such as video consultations or priority access...

Dr Zara Aziz: Christmas - the season of mince pies and full hospitals

Dr Zara Aziz: Christmas - the season of mince pies and full hospitals

I love the week before Christmas and not for the most obvious reasons.

News analysis

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...

Generalist medicine: GPs should be celebrated as the 'Jack of All Trades'
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Generalist medicine: GPs should be celebrated as the 'Jack of All Trades'

The GP chair of a CCG has launched a passionate defence of medical generalists in...

GPs demand faster support six months on from launch of GP Forward View

GPs demand faster support six months on from launch of GP Forward View

Six months after NHS England's GP Forward View unveiled plans for a £2.4bn annual...

RCGP chair targets the GP Forward View

RCGP chair targets the GP Forward View

Outgoing RCGP chair Professor Maureen Baker reflects on the work still to be done...

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