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

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

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

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

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...

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

Writing exclusively for GPonline, health secretary Jeremy Hunt acknowledges soaring...

Medical indemnity: The ticking clock of clinical negligence reform

Medical indemnity: The ticking clock of clinical negligence reform

The new government must carry out root and branch reform of the outdated clinical...

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

The general election showed that voters are open to a more left-leaning approach...

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...

Liam Farrell

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 my surgery one last time.

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Chris Mimnagh

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 I've heard teachers say when talking about assessments.

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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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