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How care navigation can help GP practices manage demand

Dr Nikita Kanani: £4.5bn long-term plan funding offers GPs hope in 2019

How the GP contract could change in 2019

What medico-legal challenges will GPs face in 2019?

News analysis & interviews

What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity

What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity

The announcement last year that the government would develop a state-backed GP indemnity...

Government drops time limit on pledge to recruit 5,000 more GPs

Government drops time limit on pledge to recruit 5,000 more GPs

Matt Hancock's message about the GP workforce at last week's RCGP conference sounded...

In charts: Is it the end of the road for GPs owning premises?

In charts: Is it the end of the road for GPs owning premises?

The attraction of premises ownership has dimmed for GPs - with many unable or unwilling...

Interview: 'We must not forget the personal cost of change in the NHS'

Interview: 'We must not forget the personal cost of change in the NHS'

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard reflects on her second year as Chair of RCGP Council.

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

This is the fourth year NHS England has run the winter indemnity scheme, which aims...

Can NHS England's review solve the GP premises crisis?

Can NHS England's review solve the GP premises crisis?

As part of the GP contract negotiations for 2018/19 the GPC and NHS England agreed...

Key questions for the GP partnership review

Key questions for the GP partnership review

The government's review of the GP partnership model will be considering 23 'key lines...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The 1970s saw significant changes for GPs, but general practice then entered a relatively...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

In the years following the start of the NHS, GP workload increased significantly...

Opinion

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

NHS England's acting director of primary care Dr Nikita Kanani says connecting with...

Six ways GPs can help patients with asthma to stay well this winter

Six ways GPs can help patients with asthma to stay well this winter

Up to 26,000 people could be hospitalised with asthma this winter. GP and Asthma...

GP Partnership Review chair responds to concerns of newly qualified GPs

GP Partnership Review chair responds to concerns of newly qualified GPs

GP Partnership Review chair Dr Nigel Watson has responded to concerns raised by the...

'GP partnership review failing to meet the real needs of newly-qualified GPs'

'GP partnership review failing to meet the real needs of newly-qualified GPs'

Chair of the RCGP's First5 Committee Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein was initially...

Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good

Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good

GPs play a crucial role in identifying smokers and signposting expert support. Martin...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: What does Brexit mean for the GP workforce?

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: What does Brexit mean for the GP workforce?

As LMC leaders gather for the 2018 England LMCs conference, GPC workforce lead Dr...

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