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'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

'Much to gain from new primary care networks - but GPs cannot afford to fail'

Why PCNs should engage with GP locums

News analysis & interviews

What GPs need to know about state-backed indemnity

What GPs need to know about state-backed indemnity

The state-backed indemnity schemes for GPs in England and Wales began on 1 April....

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

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

Plans to introduce state-backed GP indemnity offered some hope to a profession that...

How the GP contract could change in 2019

How the GP contract could change in 2019

NHS England has suggested that 2019/20 could see the biggest change to the GP contract...

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

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

Matt Hancock's message about the GP workforce at last week's RCGP conference sounded...

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

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

The attraction of premises ownership has dimmed for GPs - with many unable or unwilling...

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

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

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard reflects on her second year as Chair of RCGP Council.

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...

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...

Opinion

How GP training could be improved

How GP training could be improved

Dr Patrice Baptiste, who has recently qualified as a GP, reflects on how she thinks...

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Social prescribing has the opportunity to create a shift in healthcare to focus on...

GPs have a key role to play in helping people back into work

GPs have a key role to play in helping people back into work

Brief interventions by health professionals can help people to achieve their working...

10 ways to save general practice

10 ways to save general practice

Professor Rodger Charlton sets out ten changes that could make general practice a...

Will NHS England's plan to 'de-risk' GP premises leases work?

Will NHS England's plan to 'de-risk' GP premises leases work?

Lawyer and GP property expert Bryn Morgan assesses NHS England's plan for other NHS...

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

PCNs are off to a positive start, but there are risks in the reform programme ahead...

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