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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

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telemedicine should be as simple as Alexa

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...

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

'Trust me, I'm a nurse' may sound slightly odd but, according to the latest survey...

Dr Zoe Norris: Salaried and locum GPs can help solve NHS workforce crisis
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Dr Zoe Norris: Salaried and locum GPs can help solve NHS workforce crisis

It's time the NHS woke up to the fact that GPs opting for salaried and locum roles...

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...

GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice
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GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice

At the end of her foundation training, Dr Patrice Baptiste found herself exhausted...

Dr Richard Vautrey: GPs in every corner of England are buckling under workload pressure

Dr Richard Vautrey: GPs in every corner of England are buckling under workload pressure

Underfunding, erosion of primary care teams and a string of disastrous political...

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

The NHS needs to do more to prevent illness. Dr Brian Fisher explains how practices...

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...

Debt and mental health: GPs should scrap fees for mental health forms
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Debt and mental health: GPs should scrap fees for mental health forms

Practices that charge for completing forms to support patients with debt and mental...

NHS reform: STPs are wrong to accept reduction in GP numbers

NHS reform: STPs are wrong to accept reduction in GP numbers

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in parts of England are planning for...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Why drawing up STPs in secret could prove to be a masterstroke

Secrecy around STPs has infuriated patients and the public, but it may have allowed...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: The rise of the new healthcare experts

Liam Farrell: The rise of the new healthcare experts

I'm a great supporter of the concept of expert patients - patients taking responsibility for their own health by understanding and managing their conditions, and also fulfilling a wider role, informing research and management. But there is a Dark Side.

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Dr Chris Mimnagh: NHS bosses are making a big mistake by letting small practices disappear

Dr Chris Mimnagh: NHS bosses are making a big mistake by letting small practices disappear

GP practices have always come in all shapes and sizes. The NHS would be making a colossal error if it lets small practices - and the continuity of care and personality they bring - wither away, says Dr Chris Mimnagh.

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