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Dr Nigel Watson: We need to make general practice a better place to work

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Flexible working could help retain GPs and benefit practices

Liam Farrell: The appraisee strikes back

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

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

Data sharing between NHS organisations is becoming the norm, says Dr Becks Fisher....

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

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

The term 'social prescribing' implies a doctor-knows-best approach - renaming it...

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...

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

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

GPs need the freedom to manage patients with suspected cancer based on risk and need,...

Liam Farrell: Close encounters with an ingrowing toenail

Liam Farrell: Close encounters with an ingrowing toenail

I was holding the baby, or in this case, the toenail. Over the years I had unwittingly...

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

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

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers some tips for GP trainees on how to get the most from...

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...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Contract offers stability and opens path to save general practice

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Contract offers stability and opens path to save general practice

The 2018/19 contract offers stability for GPs, says Dr Krishna Kasaraneni. But talks...

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