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Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

What won't be covered by the new state indemnity scheme

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

Practice funding: Why all practices are not equal under the new GP contract

News analysis & interviews

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...

Key questions for the GP partnership review

Key questions for the GP partnership review

The government's review of the GP partnership model will be considering 23 'key lines...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The 1970s saw significant changes for GPs, but general practice then entered a relatively...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

In the years following the start of the NHS, GP workload increased significantly...

Opinion

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

The complexity of setting up primary care networks should not be underestimated -...

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

Harnessing the 'renewable energy' of people and local communities is the best way...

How to help patients identify a regulated and safe online pharmacy

How to help patients identify a regulated and safe online pharmacy

There has been a significant growth in the number of online pharmacies in the UK....

The survival of GP partnerships depends on a credible workforce plan

The survival of GP partnerships depends on a credible workforce plan

The GP partnership review and the NHS long-term plan set out welcome proposals to...

The importance of medical defence

The importance of medical defence

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director of the Medical Protection Society, explains why medical...

Multimorbidity: The gap between guidelines and the reality in practice

Multimorbidity: The gap between guidelines and the reality in practice

Delivering outcome-focused care to patients with comorbidities is increasingly problematic...

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