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What are the causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing?

Different interpretations of data laws could hamper innovation

Viewpoint: Starting GP training with a post in paediatrics

Why a population health management approach is key for effective PCNs

GP burnout can no longer be overlooked, warns Professor Jane Dacre

GP burnout can no longer be overlooked, warns Professor Jane Dacre

Burnout among GPs is endemic, a report from the Medical Protection Society (MPS)...

'How I survived a bewildering ten-month investigation by the GMC'

'How I survived a bewildering ten-month investigation by the GMC'

How does the experience of a GMC investigation impact on the lives of doctors? One...

How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

Some of the most vulnerable people in the UK struggle to access primary care. Doctors...

Funding for primary care networks explained

Funding for primary care networks explained

Over the course of the five-year GP contract in England, funding will increasingly...

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

It is impossible for GP practices to solve all of society's ills, says Homeless-Friendly...

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

Accountant Laurence Slavin explains how the government's plans to allow GPs greater...

'Much to gain from new primary care networks - but GPs cannot afford to fail'

'Much to gain from new primary care networks - but GPs cannot afford to fail'

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

How GP training could be improved

How GP training could be improved

Dr Patrice Baptiste, who has recently qualified as a GP, reflects on how she thinks...

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Social prescribing has the opportunity to create a shift in healthcare to focus on...

GPs have a key role to play in helping people back into work

GPs have a key role to play in helping people back into work

Brief interventions by health professionals can help people to achieve their working...

10 ways to save general practice

10 ways to save general practice

Professor Rodger Charlton sets out ten changes that could make general practice a...

Will NHS England's plan to 'de-risk' GP premises leases work?

Will NHS England's plan to 'de-risk' GP premises leases work?

Lawyer and GP property expert Bryn Morgan assesses NHS England's plan for other NHS...

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

PCNs are off to a positive start, but there are risks in the reform programme ahead...

NHS anniversary: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

NHS anniversary: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

On the NHS's 71st anniversary, GPonline highlights an account by Dr John Fry, one...

GP training: Why I nearly didn't choose general practice

GP training: Why I nearly didn't choose general practice

As Dr Zoe Brown prepares to start GP training in August, she reflects on how she...

What the new junior doctor contract means for GP trainees

What the new junior doctor contract means for GP trainees

Junior doctors this week backed proposed changes to the contract imposed on them...

Setting up our PCN has been hard work, but I'm positive about the future

Setting up our PCN has been hard work, but I'm positive about the future

As primary care networks (PCNs) prepare to go live on 1 July, network clinical director...

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