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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

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Dr Farah Jameel: List closure ballot reveals bleak reality of GP workforce crisis

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Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

The new chair of the RCGP's Associates in Training Committee explains why her focus...

GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too
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GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too

Retaining our junior doctors is impossible if we continue to treat them as service...

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

The poster presentations at a conference have always seemed rather sad, like the...

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

Hull GP Dr Thomas Abraham looks back at the 60-year history of the Bolam test, which...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Indemnity costs are getting in the way of GPs doing their jobs and the system needs...

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

As part of its Save General Practice Campaign the MDU is highlighting how the spiralling...

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Indemnity costs are now a key factor dictating where and how GPs work, says Dr Charlotte...

How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need
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How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need

Most GPs see only a handful of patients with cancer every year, says Macmillan GP...

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

As the GPC ballot on practices' willingness to take part in collective closure of...

How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice
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How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice

Patients at a West Yorkshire GP practice in the village of Slaithwaite - known locally...

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Joe looked unusually pensive, which cheered me up a bit and added some sparkle to...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

There was a story doing the rounds on social media last week about a GP practice...

Liam Farrell: The day I met my very own Guardian Angel

Liam Farrell: The day I met my very own Guardian Angel

My sister was admitted to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London a few weeks ago, receiving...

Dr Jackie Applebee: General practice is in meltdown - closing lists would make patients safer

Dr Jackie Applebee: General practice is in meltdown - closing lists would make patients safer

East London GP Dr Jackie Applebee proposed the LMC motion that has now led to the...

GP training: Five tips to help GP trainees avoid burnout

GP training: Five tips to help GP trainees avoid burnout

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers advice to other trainees on how to avoid burnout, based...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Video consultations are not the best use of our time

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Video consultations are not the best use of our time

I know part of what we do as generalists means that we want to do everything that...

Liam Farrell: Fighting the war against unreason and wasted resources

Liam Farrell: Fighting the war against unreason and wasted resources

'Dr X is no good,' said Joe. I perked up at this, a sudden sprinkle of fairy dust...

Why do patients decide to sue their doctor?

Why do patients decide to sue their doctor?

Legal reforms are vital to limit the rising cost of clinical negligence claims, warns...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: A painful learning experience

Liam Farrell: A painful learning experience
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Beauty may be only skin deep, but that's deep enough for me. I'm superficial myself, so I quite understand the desire to change appearance as fashion demands; as the German poet Friedrich Holderlin observed, 'The wise, in the end/Must always bow to the beautiful.'

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Chris Mimnagh

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, but it is general practice that provides ongoing support to those individuals affected, says Dr Chris Mimnagh.

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Zara Aziz

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 like we have limited options before us.

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