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Six key figures that question fairness of CQC ratings for GPs

Liam Farrell: A Christmas miracle for the Farrell family

Professor Nigel Sparrow: CQC recognises the challenges GPs face

How will CQC inspections change for GPs in 2018?

Opinion

General practice is on a cliff edge - and ACOs could tip it over
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General practice is on a cliff edge - and ACOs could tip it over

Accountable care organisations could sideline GPs and open up the NHS to private...

GP at Hand could open door to technology that will benefit all NHS patients
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GP at Hand could open door to technology that will benefit all NHS patients

The controversial GP at Hand service has left some GPs fearing for the future of...

Cameron Fund's Christmas appeal aims to help GPs facing financial hardship

Cameron Fund's Christmas appeal aims to help GPs facing financial hardship

Dr David Wrigley explains how GPs can donate to the Cameron Fund's Christmas appeal...

Liam Farrell: My good fortune to have a wonderful mentor

Liam Farrell: My good fortune to have a wonderful mentor

'Ah, the fall of the leaf,' said my senior colleague happily, as we drove slowly...

Dr Neil MacRitchie: Contract offers bold new vision for Scottish GPs

Dr Neil MacRitchie: Contract offers bold new vision for Scottish GPs

The new GP contract on the table for Scottish general practice offers precisely the...

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

Recent research has shown that children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed...

News analysis & interviews

Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis?

Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis?

NHS England plans to recruit 2,000 overseas GPs by 2020, but how has the scheme worked...

NHS winter crisis: Patients will have to 'sleep, take paracetamol and pray'
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NHS winter crisis: Patients will have to 'sleep, take paracetamol and pray'

GPs are deeply concerned about how the NHS will cope with additional pressure this...

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

This is the third year NHS England has run the winter indemnity scheme, which aims...

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

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt's announcement at the RCGP conference that the government...

Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs
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Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs

Significant differences between NICE's new asthma guidance and established 'gold...

Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help GPs manage workload?
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Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help GPs manage workload?

In the face of rising demand and a GP recruitment crisis, NHS England's 10 High Impact...

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