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Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

How the NHS can shift from treating illness to creating health

How crucial is continuity of care to helping GPs spot domestic violence?

Dr Brian Fisher: How Brexit could open the door to NHS privatisation

News analysis & interviews

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...

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...

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

Viewpoint: How GPs can support patients after a stroke

Viewpoint: How GPs can support patients after a stroke

GPs are in a unique position to help people adjust and move on with their lives as...

Viewpoint: How being part of a professional network stopped me leaving general practice

Viewpoint: How being part of a professional network stopped me leaving general practice

Five years ago Dr Mark Spencer felt drained and despondent and was ready to quit....

Dr Zahid Chauhan: Penicillin's creator foresaw the antibiotic crisis we face today

Dr Zahid Chauhan: Penicillin's creator foresaw the antibiotic crisis we face today

Nine decades on from the discovery of penicillin, GPs are under major pressure over...

5 ways GPs can encourage patients with asthma to have the flu jab

5 ways GPs can encourage patients with asthma to have the flu jab

Asthma UK estimates that colds and flu put 4m people at risk of life threatening...

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Practices across England are linking up with other primary care services through...

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

General practice needs to embrace technology and create a new vision as a specialty...

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