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: The 2017/18 GP contract is no more than a sticking plaster

Dr Zara Aziz: The 2017/18 GP contract is no more than a sticking plaster

I started this year on a positive note. So what if the temperature barely registered above freezing and the kids took it in turns to bring home germs from hell which then latched onto my chest like the phlegmy monster from the cough mixture advert?

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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

Having worked harder and smarter over the past few years to deal with the never-ending...

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

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...

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Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

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Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Pharmacist and practice partner Mark Stone explains the benefits of employing pharmacists...

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

Liam Farrell: Trying to do too much will prevent us doing anything at all

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How can we address rising indemnity costs?
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How can we address rising indemnity costs?

MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins looks at why GPs' indemnity costs are increasing,...

Global health: How all GPs can support primary care in the world's poorest communities

Global health: How all GPs can support primary care in the world's poorest communities

As One, a new campaign from charity Health Poverty Action, is asking GPs to donate...

Liam Farrell: It's time for doctors to engage in politics

Liam Farrell: It's time for doctors to engage in politics

You probably didn't notice, but we've just had yet another election in Northern Ireland....

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