GP opinion and analysis

Our in-depth news reports and viewpoints from guest writers and regular contributors provide the insight that GPs need to stay ahead of the game.

Page Title RSS feed

Government drops time limit on pledge to recruit 5,000 more GPs

In charts: Is it the end of the road for GPs owning premises?

Interview: 'We must not forget the personal cost of change in the NHS'

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

News analysis & interviews

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...

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?

Opinion

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...

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

An opioid pandemic is on the horizon for the UK unless doctors can rethink how they...

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Diversity in the size and shape of GP practices has always been a key source of the...

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

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

Dr Maria Michail and Dr Faraz Mughal provide some practical tips that GPs should...

Follow Us: