Our exclusive interview is with NHS England informatics adviser Dr Masood Nazir who argues that wider access to GP records online will benefit GPs and patients. Our analysis looks at recent BMA guidance on refusing unfunded work and asks whether GPs can control their workload.
Writing exclusively for GP, read CQC chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) on the quality of GP services as the first practices are put into special measures. Our leader argues practices must stake their claim in CCGs in light of exclusive survey findings on the profession's attitude to co-commissioning of services by both CCGs and NHS England.
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Win a luxury spa break for two worth £500. Meet GP novelist Dr Mark Sanford-Wood (@MarkSanfordWood) ('I have been lucky enough in my GP career to have worked with some remarkable patients, whose stories almost defy capture.') and GP ombudsman Dr Uzma Qureshi ('Complaints will raise anxieties, but should be viewed as a learning opportunity.). Download the iPad version for an exclusive extract from Dr Sanford-Wood's new novel Godforsaken.