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What GPs need to know about state-backed indemnity

Dr Chaand Nagpaul: Sexist behaviour in the BMA must be stamped out

What GPs can expect from the new state-backed indemnity scheme

'Sexism at the BMA has cost general practice a generation of leaders'

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

Plans to introduce state-backed GP indemnity offered some hope to a profession that...

How the GP contract could change in 2019

How the GP contract could change in 2019

NHS England has suggested that 2019/20 could see the biggest change to the GP contract...

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...

Opinion

How GPs can help patients with asthma to use inhalers correctly

How GPs can help patients with asthma to use inhalers correctly

Correct inhaler technique is vital for people with asthma. Asthma UK clinical lead...

Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

Over 40% of women do not feel they have a good understanding of the breast cancer...

What won't be covered by the new state indemnity scheme

What won't be covered by the new state indemnity scheme

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director of Medical Protection, explains why GPs will still...

Practice funding: Why all practices are not equal under the new GP contract

Practice funding: Why all practices are not equal under the new GP contract

Medical accountants Laurence Slavin and Katie Collin examine the impact the new GP...

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

The complexity of setting up primary care networks should not be underestimated -...

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

Harnessing the 'renewable energy' of people and local communities is the best way...

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