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Different interpretations of data laws could hamper innovation

Viewpoint: Starting GP training with a post in paediatrics

Why a population health management approach is key for effective PCNs

GP burnout can no longer be overlooked, warns Professor Jane Dacre

News analysis & interviews

Professor Martin Marshall interview: general practice is turning a corner

Professor Martin Marshall interview: general practice is turning a corner

'It's an exciting time for general practice,' says RCGP chair-elect Professor Martin...

Why PCNs should engage with GP locums

Why PCNs should engage with GP locums

GP locums are an important resource for primary care networks - and they have a valuable...

What GPs need to know about state-backed indemnity

What GPs need to know about state-backed indemnity

The state-backed indemnity schemes for GPs in England and Wales began on 1 April....

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...

Opinion

'How I survived a bewildering ten-month investigation by the GMC'

'How I survived a bewildering ten-month investigation by the GMC'

How does the experience of a GMC investigation impact on the lives of doctors? One...

How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

Some of the most vulnerable people in the UK struggle to access primary care. Doctors...

Funding for primary care networks explained

Funding for primary care networks explained

Over the course of the five-year GP contract in England, funding will increasingly...

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

It is impossible for GP practices to solve all of society's ills, says Homeless-Friendly...

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

Accountant Laurence Slavin explains how the government's plans to allow GPs greater...

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