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GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

Liam Farrell: One long last look, and farewell

Key questions for the GP partnership review

Dr Nigel Watson: Key messages from the first month of the partnership review

News analysis & interviews

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...

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

More than 10,000 doctors from South Asia kept the NHS going in its formative years...

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

A merger can be a tricky and time-consuming process, but it can provide new opportunities...

Opinion

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

Health technology company Babylon has said that its AI system can outperform the...

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

The day I retired, I was passing Joe's house, and thought I'd call in to check up...

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

Dr John Fry, one of the founding members of the RCGP, published a report for the...

Dr Nigel Watson: We need to make general practice a better place to work

Dr Nigel Watson: We need to make general practice a better place to work

New Forest GP and Wessex LMCs chair Dr Nigel Watson is leading a government-backed...

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

La Rochefoucauld, a 17th-century philosopher who thought all behaviour was determined...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Flexible working could help retain GPs and benefit practices

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Flexible working could help retain GPs and benefit practices

A part-time GP, Dr Chris Mimnagh now works more in the winter and less in the summer...

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