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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Zara Aziz: GPs should start saying 'no'

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

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Zara Aziz: The system is collapsing at an alarming rate

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

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

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

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