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Interview: 'The NHS should stop trying to integrate GPs with hospitals'

Can GPs tap into NHS data sharing plans to improve patient care?

In charts: How GPs fell out of love with partnerships

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Social prescribing could become a sore point for GPs

News analysis & interviews

How social prescribing can help GPs

How social prescribing can help GPs

What is social prescribing and can it help to reduce GP workload?

Why it's time to see locums as part of the solution to the GP crisis

Why it's time to see locums as part of the solution to the GP crisis

Locum GPs are an 'immense, forgotten resource' that can play a vital role in supporting...

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Dr Shiv Pande is one of more than 10,000 South Asian doctors who came to work in...

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

More than 10,000 doctors from South Asia kept the NHS going in its formative years...

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

The challenges and benefits of a practice merger

A merger can be a tricky and time-consuming process, but it can provide new opportunities...

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

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

From 25 May 2018 all organisations in the UK will be subject to new data protection...

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...

Opinion

Former GPC chair demands workload cap, warning: 'I am not prepared to die for the NHS'

Former GPC chair demands workload cap, warning: 'I am not prepared to die for the NHS'

GP consultations per day should be capped to protect both doctors and patients from...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Good GPs have always practised social prescribing

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Good GPs have always practised social prescribing

Standard medical care isn't always what patients need when they come to the GP, writes...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: General practice can do more to promote health

Dr Chris Mimnagh: General practice can do more to promote health

It's no longer possible for GPs to do everything and we may need to consider more...

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

The RCGP is hosting an exhibition on doctors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

Liam Farrell: Making abortion legal, accessible and safe

Liam Farrell: Making abortion legal, accessible and safe

Ahead of Ireland's historic referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, which gives unborn...

Viewpoint: Why GP partners should not hand back their GMS or PMS contract

Viewpoint: Why GP partners should not hand back their GMS or PMS contract

If a practice hands back its contract, in most cases any new contract will be under...

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