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Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

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How can we address rising indemnity costs?

Global health: How all GPs can support primary care in the world's poorest communities

Global health: How all GPs can support primary care in the world's poorest communities

As One, a new campaign from charity Health Poverty Action, is asking GPs to donate...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The yin and yang of GP access

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The yin and yang of GP access

Reporting availability of GP appointments will be fraught with difficulties as practices...

Liam Farrell: It's time for doctors to engage in politics

Liam Farrell: It's time for doctors to engage in politics

You probably didn't notice, but we've just had yet another election in Northern Ireland....

NHS March: Government must stop burying its head in the sand and save our NHS
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NHS March: Government must stop burying its head in the sand and save our NHS

Thousands of people will march through central London on Saturday in defence of the...

Viewpoint: How GPs can support South Asian patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Viewpoint: How GPs can support South Asian patients with rheumatoid arthritis

A project between the University of Manchester and the National National Rheumatoid...

Liam Farrell: Let's talk about sex

Liam Farrell: Let's talk about sex

Have we GPs not enough to do? Why are we always the default option?

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

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

Financial problems for people affected by cancer can have a profound impact on their...

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

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

Reflecting on her own experiences, Dr Patrice Baptiste looks at how medical training...

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

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

'Co-production' is about getting people together to design and create better ways...

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

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

GPs should get behind the NHS March next month, says East London GP and Socialist...

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...

Liam Farrell

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 of refusing Joe a prescription; unfortunately nobody knows what they are.

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Chris Mimnagh

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 difficult and expensive it's even better.

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