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Why do patients decide to sue their doctor?

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Jeremy Hunt: The NHS is turning a corner - and I want GPs at the heart of it

Medical indemnity: The ticking clock of clinical negligence reform

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Dr Brian Fisher: Election result must inspire NHS campaigners to redouble efforts

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The vital role of general practice in times of tragedy

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The vital role of general practice in times of tragedy

The emergency services are rightly praised for their response to recent tragic events,...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

We all have a big decision to make tomorrow, but whichever party comes to power will...

Liam Farrell: A painful learning experience
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Liam Farrell: A painful learning experience

Beauty may be only skin deep, but that's deep enough for me. I'm superficial myself,...

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

A new report has highlighted a severe lack of dermatology training and support within...

Palliative care: How GPs can handle conversations about end-of-life care

Palliative care: How GPs can handle conversations about end-of-life care

Talking to patients about end-of-life care is not easy even for experienced health...

Dr Zara Aziz: In this election we need to ask 'who will do right by the NHS?'

Dr Zara Aziz: In this election we need to ask 'who will do right by the NHS?'

We seem to be standing on a precipice: as election day draws near it still feels...

General practice at scale: is it working for front-line GPs?

General practice at scale: is it working for front-line GPs?

Policymakers assume that general practice is heading in one direction only - towards...

GP training: Why all doctors should have sufficient training in palliative medicine

GP training: Why all doctors should have sufficient training in palliative medicine

Dr Patrice Baptiste explains what she is learning from her placement in palliative...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why seven-day opening is not the best use of GPs' time

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why seven-day opening is not the best use of GPs' time

'Measuring a fish by its ability to climb trees creates an unhappy fish' is something...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: General practice still needs independent contractor status

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: General practice still needs independent contractor status

As part of a week-long series of blogs for GPonline by GPC members, education, training...

Dr Richard Vautrey: Unplanned admissions DES feels like a long-forgotten nightmare

Dr Richard Vautrey: Unplanned admissions DES feels like a long-forgotten nightmare

GP leaders will meet in Edinburgh this week for the 2017 UK LMCs conference. As part...

Dr Gavin Ralston: GPs must nail colours to the mast and back working at scale

Dr Gavin Ralston: GPs must nail colours to the mast and back working at scale

As part of a week-long series of blogs for GPonline by GPC members, GPC negotiator...

Dr Zoe Norris: Locums are part of the solution to the GP crisis
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Dr Zoe Norris: Locums are part of the solution to the GP crisis

GP leaders will meet in Edinburgh this week for the 2017 UK LMCs conference. As part...

GP careers: Bringing a clinical perspective to working for the GMC

GP careers: Bringing a clinical perspective to working for the GMC

GMC assistant director for case examiners Dr John Smyth combined part-time work for...

Dr Mark Sanford-Wood: No margin for error on delivery of GP Forward View

Dr Mark Sanford-Wood: No margin for error on delivery of GP Forward View

GP leaders will meet in Edinburgh this week for the 2017 UK LMCs conference. In the...

Liam Farrell: Looking back on the highs and lows of my time in general practice

Liam Farrell: Looking back on the highs and lows of my time in general practice

On the day I retired from practice I remember standing at the door looking back at...

Patient care: Why GPs should embrace people-powered health

Patient care: Why GPs should embrace people-powered health

Dr Catherine Zollman explains how complementary support, including mindfulness training,...

Dr Tom Jones: Time to shuffle Jeremy Hunt to the bottom of the pack

Dr Tom Jones: Time to shuffle Jeremy Hunt to the bottom of the pack

As we await the snap general election, it is time to reflect on the performance of...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: When the day of judgment arrives

Liam Farrell: When the day of judgment arrives

When we die, after having CPR and a few complimentary broken ribs, religious folk believe that we present ourselves at the Gates of Heaven, there to be judged on whether we were naughty or nice.

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Zara Aziz

Dr Zara Aziz: Mumsnet GPs are not to blame for the NHS crisis

Dr Zara Aziz: Mumsnet GPs are not to blame for the NHS crisis

There are many things that keep me in general practice: the patients, the colleagues, the desire to learn something new each day and the chance to help in some small way. But my resolve is tested daily.

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