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Cancer: Why GPs should find time to ask cancer patients about money

GP training: How can the NHS retain doctors at the start of their careers?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: STPs need to involve patients to deliver improved services

Dr Brian Fisher: Why GPs should join the 4 March NHS protest

Dr Zara Aziz: The 2017/18 GP contract is no more than a sticking plaster

Dr Zara Aziz: The 2017/18 GP contract is no more than a sticking plaster

I started this year on a positive note. So what if the temperature barely registered...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: STPs must stop prioritising hospitals at GPs' expense

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: STPs must stop prioritising hospitals at GPs' expense

Welcome to the first of my regular columns for GPonline. I took over as RCGP chair...

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

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

GP practices need to do more to help patients access their medical records, warns...

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

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

The 2017/18 GP contract deal announced on Tuesday will deliver vital relief for practices...

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

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

GP registrar Dr Patrice Baptiste reflects on what she has learned so far in her time...

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.

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...

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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Chris Mimnagh

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How doctors can regain their status as the most trusted profession

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How doctors can regain their status as the most trusted profession
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'Trust me, I'm a nurse' may sound slightly odd but, according to the latest survey of which professions we trust, nurses are more trustworthy than doctors.

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Zara Aziz

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

Zara Aziz: I'm giving myself permission to work fewer hours
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Having worked harder and smarter over the past few years to deal with the never-ending work, Dr Zara Aziz says it might now be time to work less.

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