Zara Aziz

Dr Zara Aziz is a partner in Bristol. She regularly writes for GPonline about the realities of life as a frontline GP, her views on the latest issues affecting general practice and the challenges of balancing work with home life.

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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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Dr Zara Aziz: One size does not fit all

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Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death

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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.

Zara Aziz: I'm giving myself permission to work fewer hours

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Zara Aziz: I don't regret becoming a GP, but the goalposts have moved

So ten years after becoming a GP I find myself in a difficult place.

Zara Aziz: GPs should start saying 'no'

I have had an obsession of late. I have been excitedly jumping up and down on the...

Dr Zara Aziz: Replacing GPs with nurses and other professionals is not the answer

I came back from my summer vacation rested and rejuvenated. The real world hit me...

Zara Aziz: The system is collapsing at an alarming rate

August is a month of contrasts. It is generally quiet for us at the surgery as some...

Zara Aziz: In post-Brexit Britain we must stand united as a profession

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the season of Light,...

Zara Aziz: We have no choice but to ballot on industrial action

Of all the LMC motions that were discussed last week, perhaps the one that I have...

Zara Aziz: GPs are dealing with the fall out of changes to benefit payments

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NHS reform: Small practices should be valued and supported
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NHS reform: Small practices should be valued and supported

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Recruitment: How can we recruit more medical students?

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There are steps the NHS can take to recruit more students to medicine, particularly...

Liam Farrell: GPs are the great constipators of healthcare
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Liam Farrell: GPs are the great constipators of healthcare

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