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Can NHS England's review solve the GP premises crisis?

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

Why practices need to 'grow their own' nurses

News analysis & interviews

What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity
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What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity

Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt's announcement last year that the government...

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...

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...

Opinion

Viewpoint: Investigations for gross negligence manslaughter happen too often

Viewpoint: Investigations for gross negligence manslaughter happen too often

There is an urgent need to improve the system around investigating unexpected patient...

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

Dr Patrice Baptiste reflects on her hospital-based training as she prepares for her...

Liam Farrell: One long last look, and farewell

Liam Farrell: One long last look, and farewell

After 17 years writing for GP magazine and GPonline, this is Liam's last column....

Dr Nigel Watson: Key messages from the first month of the partnership review

Dr Nigel Watson: Key messages from the first month of the partnership review

Four weeks into leading an independent review that aims to revitalise the GP partnership...

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

Health technology company Babylon has said that its AI system can outperform the...

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

The day I retired, I was passing Joe's house, and thought I'd call in to check up...

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