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Dr Charlotte Jones: Welsh LMCs conference 2018 speech in full

Viewpoint: How GPs can support young homeless patients

Dr Alan McDevitt: New contract can stabilise general practice in Scotland

How the new Scottish contract changes GP funding and pay

Opinion

Liam Farrell: A new year means a new lifestyle for Joe

Liam Farrell: A new year means a new lifestyle for Joe

As the new year was sinking its ponderous buttocks into the unfortunate armchair...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How can we avoid future winter crises in the NHS?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How can we avoid future winter crises in the NHS?

The commentators say this is the winter crisis to end all winter crises. Sadly I'm...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018

The Christmas tree is coming down, the turkey leftovers are all gone, and the long...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Technology will play a greater role in primary care in 2018
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Technology will play a greater role in primary care in 2018

I thought I'd combine my December and new year missives into one this year and take...

Viewpoint: Fear of being sued is taking its toll on GPs
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Viewpoint: Fear of being sued is taking its toll on GPs

An MPS survey has found that GPs are practising more defensively because of a fear...

Dr Richard Vautrey: Politicians know there's a GP crisis - 2018 must bring the funding to end it
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Dr Richard Vautrey: Politicians know there's a GP crisis - 2018 must bring the funding to end it

Ministers and NHS managers are starting to recognise how deep the GP crisis runs,...

News analysis & interviews

What are ACOs and what do they mean for GPs?

What are ACOs and what do they mean for GPs?

Plans to develop accountable care organisations (ACOs) in the NHS have proven controversial....

This winter is my worst yet in the NHS, says GPC chair

This winter is my worst yet in the NHS, says GPC chair

The BMA's top GP has said this is the worst winter for the NHS he has seen in 30...

How does the NHS GP Health Service work?

How does the NHS GP Health Service work?

The NHS GP Health Service provides support and treatment to GPs struggling with mental...

Zombies, monkeys and Jeremy Hunt: The top stories of 2017

Zombies, monkeys and Jeremy Hunt: The top stories of 2017

GPonline looks back at our top stories and most popular opinions from the past 12...

What is the BMA's plan for saving general practice?
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What is the BMA's plan for saving general practice?

The BMA's Saving General Practice document details six key factors that need to be...

Six key figures that question fairness of CQC ratings for GPs
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Six key figures that question fairness of CQC ratings for GPs

Are CQC inspections fair for GP practices? GPonline looks back at data from the first...

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