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

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

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...

Liam Farrell: A quantum leap in doctor-patient communication

Liam Farrell: A quantum leap in doctor-patient communication

One of my patient had been having some problems, but was unable to contact his consultant....

Viewpoint: Fitness to practise decisions should be for medical tribunals, not courts

Viewpoint: Fitness to practise decisions should be for medical tribunals, not courts

Controversy over the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba sparked a rapid government review...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: We need evidence on the effectiveness of health apps

Dr Chris Mimnagh: We need evidence on the effectiveness of health apps

Right now in the NHS apps are being prescribed or recommended to patients. But do...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Time for a fresh look at GP premises in England

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Time for a fresh look at GP premises in England

GPs want to work in modern premises that allow primary care to soak up more of the...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Why the GP partnership model remains more relevant than ever

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: Why the GP partnership model remains more relevant than ever

Underfunding and over-regulation have piled colossal pressure on general practice,...

Claire Walker: Why I'm choosing general practice

Claire Walker: Why I'm choosing general practice

As someone who has enjoyed many specialties throughout medical school choosing one...

Tom Ronan: Why I'm choosing general practice

Tom Ronan: Why I'm choosing general practice

A lot can change in six years. I came into medical school filled with the kind of...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Overstretched GPs face greatest risk from Bawa-Garba blame culture

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Overstretched GPs face greatest risk from Bawa-Garba blame culture

The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba threatens to plunge the NHS into a blame culture...

Megan Hutchinson: Why I'm choosing general practice

Megan Hutchinson: Why I'm choosing general practice

Why be a GP? A career in general practice stands out for many reasons. From the working...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Satisfaction with GPs is falling, it's time for a new approach

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Satisfaction with GPs is falling, it's time for a new approach

So satisfaction with general practice is at a 35-year low.

Madeleine Gray: Why I'm choosing general practice

Madeleine Gray: Why I'm choosing general practice

There was a curious response from some of my medical student colleagues when discussing...

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