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

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

How does the NHS GP Health Service work?

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

Opinion

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,...

End-of-life care: Providing person-centred care to patients at the end of life

End-of-life care: Providing person-centred care to patients at the end of life

GP Dr Rajiv Mitra explains how a new resource for terminally-ill patients is helping...

Liam Farrell: A Christmas miracle for the Farrell family

Liam Farrell: A Christmas miracle for the Farrell family

Good fellowship and good cheer, the laughter of children, friends and family journeying...

News analysis & interviews

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...

How will CQC inspections change for GPs in 2018?

How will CQC inspections change for GPs in 2018?

The CQC is overhauling the way it inspects general practice. GPonline explains how...

Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis?

Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis?

NHS England plans to recruit 2,000 overseas GPs by 2020, but how has the scheme worked...

NHS winter crisis: Patients will have to 'sleep, take paracetamol and pray'
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NHS winter crisis: Patients will have to 'sleep, take paracetamol and pray'

GPs are deeply concerned about how the NHS will cope with additional pressure this...

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