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How we are creating 'digital practices'

GP training: Why reflection is an important part of our training

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Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help GPs manage workload?

Liam Farrell: A GP in my pocket - the upside of smartphone consultations

Opinion

ACOs cannot be allowed to reshape the NHS without proper scrutiny

ACOs cannot be allowed to reshape the NHS without proper scrutiny

The rollout of accountable care organisations could profoundly change the NHS. Dr...

Fitness to practise overhaul must not be reduced to a cost-cutting exercise

Fitness to practise overhaul must not be reduced to a cost-cutting exercise

Government plans to overhaul fitness to practise investigations are a welcome opportunity...

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Dr Katie Coleman explains why she set up a petition calling on the government to...

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

Many patients with COPD are diagnosed late but GPs can do more to pick up cases quickly...

Dr Chris Mimagh: GPs should not be too quick to dismiss new GP at Hand service
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Dr Chris Mimagh: GPs should not be too quick to dismiss new GP at Hand service

This week there's been quite a fuss over the launch of GP at Hand service from Babylon...

Liam Farrell: The real role of a GP
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Liam Farrell: The real role of a GP

'I'm an alien,' he said.

Dr Zahid Chauhan: We need to work together to tackle antibiotic resistance

Dr Zahid Chauhan: We need to work together to tackle antibiotic resistance

A collaborative drive involving drugs companies, politicians, patients and health...

Liam Farrell: Lowering your risk of death
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Liam Farrell: Lowering your risk of death

Joe has strong views on death; he's against it.

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Will £20k 'golden hellos' solve the GP recruitment crisis?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Will £20k 'golden hellos' solve the GP recruitment crisis?

Do GP trainees really want a £20k bonus or do they place more value on being in the...

News analysis & interviews

Tips to help practices cope with winter pressures

Tips to help practices cope with winter pressures

There have been dire predictions about how well the NHS will cope this winter and...

Can GPs help the UK avoid a serious flu crisis this winter?

Can GPs help the UK avoid a serious flu crisis this winter?

GPs have been told to expect a bad flu season this winter after Australia faced one...

How could an adjuvanted vaccine help GPs tackle flu?

How could an adjuvanted vaccine help GPs tackle flu?

UK GPs will be able to order an adjuvanted flu vaccine for the first time from next...

How can practices access funding for online consultations?

How can practices access funding for online consultations?

NHS England has begun allocating £45m of funding to support implementation of online...

How new NHS rules for charging overseas visitors affect GPs
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How new NHS rules for charging overseas visitors affect GPs

The NHS updated its Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations this week, which legally...

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

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt's announcement at the RCGP conference that the government...

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