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

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GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice

Dr Richard Vautrey: GPs in every corner of England are buckling under workload pressure

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

Opinion

Liam Farrell: The Trump-Brexit consultation model

Liam Farrell: The Trump-Brexit consultation model

There may be a perfect world out there somewhere, in an alternative universe, where...

Debt and mental health: GPs should scrap fees for mental health forms
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Debt and mental health: GPs should scrap fees for mental health forms

Practices that charge for completing forms to support patients with debt and mental...

NHS reform: STPs are wrong to accept reduction in GP numbers

NHS reform: STPs are wrong to accept reduction in GP numbers

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in parts of England are planning for...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke

Secrecy around STPs has infuriated patients and the public, but it may have allowed...

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, which is now the 14th most common cancer in...

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

Professor Maureen Baker: A three-year rollercoaster ride as chair of the RCGP

As she steps down, RCGP chair Professor Maureen Baker reflects on her three years...

Zara Aziz: I don't regret becoming a GP, but the goalposts have moved

Zara Aziz: I don't regret becoming a GP, but the goalposts have moved

So ten years after becoming a GP I find myself in a difficult place.

Liam Farrell: The rise of the new healthcare experts

Liam Farrell: The rise of the new healthcare experts

I'm a great supporter of the concept of expert patients - patients taking responsibility...

NHS reform: GPs must fight back against damaging STPs

NHS reform: GPs must fight back against damaging STPs

Emerging details of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) paint a picture...

News analysis

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...

Spreading the word about GP wellbeing

Spreading the word about GP wellbeing

The new chair of the RCGP's AiT Committee is determined to put wellbeing at the top...

Podcast: What do STPs mean for general practice in England?
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Podcast: What do STPs mean for general practice in England?

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) being drawn up across England are...

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....

Analysis: Will the GP Forward View rescue general practice?
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Analysis: Will the GP Forward View rescue general practice?

How the GP Forward View is implemented will determine whether it is a success, writes...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: A close encounter of the alien kind

Liam Farrell: A close encounter of the alien kind

Joe has a veritable arsenal of symptoms at his command, all ready to deployed depending on which particular prescription he desires, but today he had something new and exotic; a feeling of impending doom.

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