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

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Tips to help practices cope with winter pressures

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

Opinion

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...

STPs will struggle without strong, engaged general practice
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STPs will struggle without strong, engaged general practice

GP collaboration is building fast, but sustainability and transformation partnerships...

A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room
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A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room

There's not just one elephant in the room, but a whole herd trampling towards general...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference

Greetings from Liverpool - what a fantastic couple of days it has been so far, with...

News analysis & interviews

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...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: The highs and lows of the first year
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard interview: The highs and lows of the first year

Ahead of the RCGP Annual Conference, College Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard...

Can working at scale help practices recruit GPs?

Can working at scale help practices recruit GPs?

The push towards working at scale in general practice has aimed to break down divisions...

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