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General practice is on a cliff edge - and ACOs could tip it over

Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis?

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GP at Hand could open door to technology that will benefit all NHS patients

Cameron Fund's Christmas appeal aims to help GPs facing financial hardship

Opinion

Liam Farrell: My good fortune to have a wonderful mentor

Liam Farrell: My good fortune to have a wonderful mentor

'Ah, the fall of the leaf,' said my senior colleague happily, as we drove slowly...

Dr Neil MacRitchie: Contract offers bold new vision for Scottish GPs

Dr Neil MacRitchie: Contract offers bold new vision for Scottish GPs

The new GP contract on the table for Scottish general practice offers precisely the...

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

How GPs can help to tackle antibiotic resistance

Recent research has shown that children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed...

How we are creating 'digital practices'

How we are creating 'digital practices'

A new programme in the West Midlands is aiming to help practices plan their use of...

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

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

Dr Patrice Baptiste explains why she believes reflection is a key to helping GPs...

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

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

In medicine, as in life, even when nothing is happening, something is happening.

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...

News analysis & interviews

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...

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

How can GPs access the winter indemnity scheme?

This is the third year NHS England has run the winter indemnity scheme, which aims...

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...

Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs
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Clash between respected asthma guidelines risks confusion for GPs

Significant differences between NICE's new asthma guidance and established 'gold...

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

In the face of rising demand and a GP recruitment crisis, NHS England's 10 High Impact...

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...

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