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The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

Viewpoint: Why GP partners should not hand back their GMS or PMS contract

Viewpoint: Denying GPs direct access to cancer scans puts patients' lives at risk

Liam Farrell: Close encounters with an ingrowing toenail

News analysis & interviews

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.

What is the BMA's advice on dropping unfunded work?

What is the BMA's advice on dropping unfunded work?

A GPonline investigation has found that practices are providing care worth millions...

Summary of changes to the GP contract for 2018/19

Summary of changes to the GP contract for 2018/19

Below is a list of the changes to the GP contract in England that come into effect...

The rise of women in general practice

The rise of women in general practice

Women became the majority of the GP workforce for the first time in 2014, and the...

Can we set workload limits in general practice?
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Can we set workload limits in general practice?

According to a poll by GPonline, 81% of GPs believe the number of patient consultations...

What role did reflections play in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba?
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What role did reflections play in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw from the MPS, which represented Dr Bawa-Garba, explains how personal...

Interview: GPs have a bright future despite the current crisis, says Dr Richard Vautrey
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Interview: GPs have a bright future despite the current crisis, says Dr Richard Vautrey

GPC chair Dr Richard Vautrey talks to GPonline about the challenges facing general...

How the new Scottish contract changes GP funding and pay

How the new Scottish contract changes GP funding and pay

GPs in Scotland have voted for a new GP contract that will change the way that practices...

Opinion

GP training: How to make the most of your hospital rotations

GP training: How to make the most of your hospital rotations

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers some tips for GP trainees on how to get the most from...

Viewpoint: New data protection laws will help us improve patient care

Viewpoint: New data protection laws will help us improve patient care

Lord O'Shaughnessy, parliamentary under secretary of state for health in the House...

How GPs can help improve guidance on treating breathlessness

How GPs can help improve guidance on treating breathlessness

GPs encounter patients with breathlessness on a daily basis, says GP and respiratory...

How GPs can access advice and guidance on late effects of cancer

How GPs can access advice and guidance on late effects of cancer

Macmillan's virtual multi-disciplinary team (vMDT) provides health professionals...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: What can GPs learn from the Facebook data breach scandal?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: What can GPs learn from the Facebook data breach scandal?

What does the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica furore mean for general practice?

Liam Farrell: The NHS involves an international array of talents and skills

Liam Farrell: The NHS involves an international array of talents and skills

A member of my family had surgery last year. The surgeon was from Pakistan, the anaesthetist...

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