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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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

It is that time of year, when leaflets fall through the letterbox, politicians come...

Zara Aziz: Our workload has become almost insurmountable

Recently I suffered from a rather severe case of swine flu. My husband brought it...

Zara Aziz: There are valid reasons for a separate contract for care home visits

The recent special LMCs conference may have voted to change contractual arrangements...

Zara Aziz: GPs are experts at dealing with 'saved-up' problems

'I need to write a poem about Bristol,' said my eldest as I stumbled through the...

Zara Aziz: When a patient made me forget I had a case of the 'Januaries'

It was an innocuous sort of day when I arrived at work last week - the sun was out,...

Zara Aziz: Jeremy Hunt makes the perfect panto villain

As I sit through the panto Snow White with some mesmerised children I reflect on...

Zara Aziz: In search of the NHS's lost prescriptions

'Where do all the socks go?' asked my son one dismal morning after we'd spent an...

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Liam Farrell: The Trump-Brexit consultation model

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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...

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, which is now the 14th most common cancer in...

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