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

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

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

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

News analysis & interviews

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?

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

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...

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

Primary care has a key role to play in helping the NHS cope with winter demand -...

Why practices need to 'grow their own' nurses

Why practices need to 'grow their own' nurses

Ensuring student nurses have placements in GP surgeries during undergraduate training...

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...

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