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Dr Shahnaz Camatchee surrounded by her indoor plants

How gardening can help improve wellbeing

Dr Shahnaz Camatchee explains her love of gardening, how it can help improve physical...

COPD

Five tips for supporting patients with COPD

According to new data, the pandemic has significantly affected the care patients...

NHS

Viewpoint: Are PCNs working - and where do they go from here?

Primary care networks have brought groups of GP practices together across England...

Health inequalities

Project aims to help GPs tackle health inequalities in most deprived areas

A project between Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and the CQC...

Vaccination tracker

UK COVID-19 vaccination programme tracker

GPs across the UK are playing a leading role in the largest-ever NHS vaccination...

Dr Adeola Oginni

Viewpoint: We need more GPs if we are to provide more face-to-face care

GP practices are facing rising levels of abuse from patients and the media, but the...

Air pollution

5 ways GPs can help patients affected by air pollution

As world leaders work out how to solve the wider problem of air pollution at COP26,...

Dr Pauline Foreman

Shared decision making must be at the heart of all interactions with patients

New guidance on shared decision making makes clear it is is no longer a ‘nice to...

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders

How can we improve care for bereaved patients?

GP Dr Catherine Millington Sanders explains how practices can improve care for bereaved...

National Association of Link Workers chief executive Christiana Melam

Viewpoint: Social prescribing link workers are all about general practice medicine

Christiana Melam, chief executive of the National Association of Link Workers, explains...

Continuity of care

How has COVID-19 impacted on continuity of care in general practice?

Dr Jessica Farrell and Dr Kamal Sidhu look at clinicians’ views of how the pandemic...

GP practice

‘Sick to the back teeth of press saying we're closed’ - GPs condemn media attacks

After media campaigns criticising GPs on face-to-face access, doctors have spoken...

National Association of Link Workers chief executive Christiana Melam

How social prescribing can help GPs and practice teams

Christiana Melam explains how working closely with social prescribing link workers...

GP partners

Two-fold variation in GPs in partnership roles between CCGs

The proportion of GPs in partnership roles varies two-fold between CCGs across England...

Viewpoint: 'Hero' label must not stop doctors demanding fair pay and support

Calling NHS staff 'heroes' reflected the personal risk and sacrifices they took on...

Viewpoint: International staff play a vital role in the NHS

The NHS would not be able to function without the contribution of international staff...

What do integrated care systems mean for general practice?

The Health and Care Bill, which will make integrated care systems (ICSs) statutory...

Viewpoint: The GMC's reforms must lead to a fairer system

The current consultation on reforms to professional regulation must lead to a fitness...

GP careers: Why I am switching to a remote GP role

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the way practices work. Dr Patrice Baptiste...

The healthcare crisis in Myanmar - how UK GPs can help

Dr Jim Brockbank from Myanmar UK GP Health Action provides an update on how the military...

Viewpoint: A 10-point plan to stabilise the bedrock of the NHS

General practice is the bedrock of the NHS - if it fails, the NHS fails. But the...

Viewpoint: The letter NHS England should have sent to GPs

NHS England caused fury after it issued a letter blanket demand that all patients...

Viewpoint: False claims about GP access must be challenged - or practices really will close

A high-profile public campaign is vital to counter damaging, false claims that GP...

BMA GP chair: 'GPs let down by tone deaf NHS demands on face-to-face appointments'

NHS England has let down general practice with its 'tone deaf' demand for all patients...

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