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Medical school triples students' exposure to general practice

GMC hearings more likely to trigger action against doctors as reforms improve accuracy

Doctors 'encouraged' by Labour pledge to increase NHS pay

Put GP workforce before Brexit, RCGP tells parties

Drive to put GPs in A&E backed by £56m funding from DH
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Drive to put GPs in A&E backed by £56m funding from DH

Hospital trusts across England have been awarded £56m to ease pressure on A&E next...

GPs halt QOF sign-off as NHS investigates skewed payments

GPs halt QOF sign-off as NHS investigates skewed payments

GP leaders have advised practices to halt their QOF approval processes after NHS...

GPs obliged to tell DVLA if patient ignores medical advice to stop driving
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GPs obliged to tell DVLA if patient ignores medical advice to stop driving

GPs are now obliged to inform the DVLA when patients continue to drive against medical...

GPs urge boycott of ID-on-referral hospital charging scheme

GPs urge boycott of ID-on-referral hospital charging scheme

GPs in the Unite union have condemned NHS requests for primary care to participate...

Delivery of GP Forward View 'confusing and inadequate', warns BMA

Delivery of GP Forward View 'confusing and inadequate', warns BMA

Implementation of plans to increase GP funding by £2.4bn a year by 2020/21 has been...

GPs register migrant patients as 'no fixed abode' to block Home Office tracking
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GPs register migrant patients as 'no fixed abode' to block Home Office tracking

GP practices are advising undocumented migrants to register as 'no fixed abode' in...

Almost 3% of GP practices have closed or merged in past 15 months

Almost 3% of GP practices have closed or merged in past 15 months

Nearly 3% of GP practices in England have closed or merged in the past 15 months,...

Politicians urged not to water down GP workforce targets as MPs back election

Politicians urged not to water down GP workforce targets as MPs back election

GP leaders have called on political parties not to neglect the GP workforce crisis...

RCGP chair backs hospital takeover of practices under integration scheme
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RCGP chair backs hospital takeover of practices under integration scheme

The RCGP chair has backed an integration programme under which practices are being...

Contract crackdown on hospitals wasting millions of GP appointments
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Contract crackdown on hospitals wasting millions of GP appointments

GP leaders have welcomed an update to the standard NHS contract that aims to crack...

Prime minister Theresa May 'proud' of government record on NHS
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Prime minister Theresa May 'proud' of government record on NHS

Theresa May has told MPs she is 'proud' of her government's record on the NHS at...

Practices 'innovating to survive' as two thirds expand non-clinical workforce

Practices 'innovating to survive' as two thirds expand non-clinical workforce

Almost two thirds of practices in England hired extra non-clinical staff in the past...

NHS crisis must not be marginalised in general election, warns BMA

NHS crisis must not be marginalised in general election, warns BMA

The NHS crisis must not be marginalised by Brexit in the June general election called...

LMC welcomes hospital takeover of struggling GP practice as 'best solution'

LMC welcomes hospital takeover of struggling GP practice as 'best solution'

LMC leaders have said the takeover of a GP practice by a vanguard hospital trust...

Caution urged as GPs see rise in marathon fitness requests

Caution urged as GPs see rise in marathon fitness requests

GPs have been warned not to be pressured into acting outside their competence when...

Map: GP workforce aged over 55 varies eight-fold across England
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Map: GP workforce aged over 55 varies eight-fold across England

Some areas in England rely heavily on GPs aged over 55, suggesting they could be...

CQC puts smaller and underfunded practices at 'great disadvantage', says GP leader
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CQC puts smaller and underfunded practices at 'great disadvantage', says GP leader

The chair of the Family Doctors Association (FDA) has hit out at the CQC, accusing...

6m more patients to have access to clinical pharmacists in GP practices
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6m more patients to have access to clinical pharmacists in GP practices

Over 700 more practices, covering up to 6m patients, are to have access to a clinical...

Medical charities launch online portal for doctors needing financial help

Medical charities launch online portal for doctors needing financial help

Five medical charities have joined forces to launch a new online portal to provide...

Two in five GPs set to quit in next five years, study finds
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Two in five GPs set to quit in next five years, study finds

GP leaders have warned of an 'enormous crisis' after 40% of GPs in south west England...

RCGP Scotland reveals GP and practice team of the year
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RCGP Scotland reveals GP and practice team of the year

Dr Kate MacGregor, a GP from Argyll and Bute, has been named GP of the Year by RCGP...

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