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How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

Professor Martin Marshall interview: general practice is turning a corner

Funding for primary care networks explained

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

News analysis & interviews

Why PCNs should engage with GP locums

Why PCNs should engage with GP locums

GP locums are an important resource for primary care networks - and they have a valuable...

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...

Opinion

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

Accountant Laurence Slavin explains how the government's plans to allow GPs greater...

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

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

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

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...

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