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Dr Nigel Watson: We need to make general practice a better place to work

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Flexible working could help retain GPs and benefit practices

Liam Farrell: The appraisee strikes back

News analysis & interviews

Interview: 'The NHS should stop trying to integrate GPs with hospitals'

Interview: 'The NHS should stop trying to integrate GPs with hospitals'

Londonwide LMCs chief executive Dr Michelle Drage talks to GPonline about how the...

In charts: How GPs fell out of love with partnerships

In charts: How GPs fell out of love with partnerships

A few decades ago, many practices could expect to be deluged with responses to ads...

How social prescribing can help GPs

How social prescribing can help GPs

What is social prescribing and can it help to reduce GP workload?

Why it's time to see locums as part of the solution to the GP crisis

Why it's time to see locums as part of the solution to the GP crisis

Locum GPs are an 'immense, forgotten resource' that can play a vital role in supporting...

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Dr Shiv Pande is one of more than 10,000 South Asian doctors who came to work in...

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

More than 10,000 doctors from South Asia kept the NHS going in its formative years...

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

A merger can be a tricky and time-consuming process, but it can provide new opportunities...

How does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect GPs?

How does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect GPs?

From 25 May 2018 all organisations in the UK will be subject to new data protection...

Defending doctors from manslaughter investigations

Defending doctors from manslaughter investigations

The MDU describes how its criminal law experts support doctors facing police investigations.

Opinion

Can GPs tap into NHS data sharing plans to improve patient care?

Can GPs tap into NHS data sharing plans to improve patient care?

Data sharing between NHS organisations is becoming the norm, says Dr Becks Fisher....

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Social prescribing could become a sore point for GPs

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Social prescribing could become a sore point for GPs

The term 'social prescribing' implies a doctor-knows-best approach - renaming it...

Former GPC chair demands workload cap, warning: 'I am not prepared to die for the NHS'

Former GPC chair demands workload cap, warning: 'I am not prepared to die for the NHS'

GP consultations per day should be capped to protect both doctors and patients from...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Good GPs have always practised social prescribing

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Good GPs have always practised social prescribing

Standard medical care isn't always what patients need when they come to the GP, writes...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: General practice can do more to promote health

Dr Chris Mimnagh: General practice can do more to promote health

It's no longer possible for GPs to do everything and we may need to consider more...

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

The RCGP is hosting an exhibition on doctors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

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