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Viewpoint: Why GPs should embrace the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

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

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

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

Opinion

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.

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Rethink on clinical language can be NHS Christmas gift

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Rethink on clinical language can be NHS Christmas gift

John Lennon's seasonal words of wisdom could inspire an important change in NHS terminology,...

Obesity - the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking

Obesity - the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking

Most people are unaware that obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer....

Liam Farrell: Christmas will be great again

Liam Farrell: Christmas will be great again

It would have been easier to ignore blood in my urine.

Dr Tom Jones: Twas the night before D301:1 (a festive Read code poem)
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Dr Tom Jones: Twas the night before D301:1 (a festive Read code poem)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, allegedly - a time, perhaps, when even...

Zara Aziz: I'm giving myself permission to work fewer hours
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Zara Aziz: I'm giving myself permission to work fewer hours

Having worked harder and smarter over the past few years to deal with the never-ending...

News analysis

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...

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...

Liam Farrell

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 perfect consultations happen. A world where E coli urinary tract infections are sensitive to trimethoprim, where bendrofluazide reduces blood pressure, and where hypnotics are used on a short-term basis only.

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