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Viewpoint: Denying GPs direct access to cancer scans puts patients' lives at risk

Liam Farrell: Close encounters with an ingrowing toenail

GP training: How to make the most of your hospital rotations

How does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect GPs?

News analysis & interviews

Defending doctors from manslaughter investigations

Defending doctors from manslaughter investigations

The MDU describes how its criminal law experts support doctors facing police investigations.

What is the BMA's advice on dropping unfunded work?

What is the BMA's advice on dropping unfunded work?

A GPonline investigation has found that practices are providing care worth millions...

Summary of changes to the GP contract for 2018/19

Summary of changes to the GP contract for 2018/19

Below is a list of the changes to the GP contract in England that come into effect...

The rise of women in general practice

The rise of women in general practice

Women became the majority of the GP workforce for the first time in 2014, and the...

Can we set workload limits in general practice?
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Can we set workload limits in general practice?

According to a poll by GPonline, 81% of GPs believe the number of patient consultations...

What role did reflections play in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba?
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What role did reflections play in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw from the MPS, which represented Dr Bawa-Garba, explains how personal...

Interview: GPs have a bright future despite the current crisis, says Dr Richard Vautrey
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Interview: GPs have a bright future despite the current crisis, says Dr Richard Vautrey

GPC chair Dr Richard Vautrey talks to GPonline about the challenges facing general...

How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders
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How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders

Practice premises are 'increasingly perceived as an unwanted liability by potential...

How will GPs' role change under the new Scottish contract?
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How will GPs' role change under the new Scottish contract?

The new Scottish GMS contract, which comes into effect in April 2018, will 'refocus'...

Opinion

Viewpoint: New data protection laws will help us improve patient care

Viewpoint: New data protection laws will help us improve patient care

Lord O'Shaughnessy, parliamentary under secretary of state for health in the House...

How GPs can help improve guidance on treating breathlessness

How GPs can help improve guidance on treating breathlessness

GPs encounter patients with breathlessness on a daily basis, says GP and respiratory...

How GPs can access advice and guidance on late effects of cancer

How GPs can access advice and guidance on late effects of cancer

Macmillan's virtual multi-disciplinary team (vMDT) provides health professionals...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: What can GPs learn from the Facebook data breach scandal?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: What can GPs learn from the Facebook data breach scandal?

What does the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica furore mean for general practice?

Liam Farrell: The NHS involves an international array of talents and skills

Liam Farrell: The NHS involves an international array of talents and skills

A member of my family had surgery last year. The surgeon was from Pakistan, the anaesthetist...

Dr Farah Jameel: Best way for GPs to put patients first is to drop unfunded work

Dr Farah Jameel: Best way for GPs to put patients first is to drop unfunded work

You wouldn't expect a builder to do a job on the side for free, or ask a lawyer to...

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