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Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

How the NHS can shift from treating illness to creating health

How crucial is continuity of care to helping GPs spot domestic violence?

Dr Brian Fisher: How Brexit could open the door to NHS privatisation

Viewpoint: How GPs can support patients after a stroke

Viewpoint: How GPs can support patients after a stroke

GPs are in a unique position to help people adjust and move on with their lives as...

Viewpoint: How being part of a professional network stopped me leaving general practice

Viewpoint: How being part of a professional network stopped me leaving general practice

Five years ago Dr Mark Spencer felt drained and despondent and was ready to quit....

Dr Zahid Chauhan: Penicillin's creator foresaw the antibiotic crisis we face today

Dr Zahid Chauhan: Penicillin's creator foresaw the antibiotic crisis we face today

Nine decades on from the discovery of penicillin, GPs are under major pressure over...

5 ways GPs can encourage patients with asthma to have the flu jab

5 ways GPs can encourage patients with asthma to have the flu jab

Asthma UK estimates that colds and flu put 4m people at risk of life threatening...

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Practices across England are linking up with other primary care services through...

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

General practice needs to embrace technology and create a new vision as a specialty...

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

An opioid pandemic is on the horizon for the UK unless doctors can rethink how they...

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Diversity in the size and shape of GP practices has always been a key source of the...

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

Dr Maria Michail and Dr Faraz Mughal provide some practical tips that GPs should...

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

Primary care has a key role to play in helping the NHS cope with winter demand -...

Why practices need to 'grow their own' nurses

Why practices need to 'grow their own' nurses

Ensuring student nurses have placements in GP surgeries during undergraduate training...

Viewpoint: Investigations for gross negligence manslaughter happen too often

Viewpoint: Investigations for gross negligence manslaughter happen too often

There is an urgent need to improve the system around investigating unexpected patient...

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

Dr Patrice Baptiste reflects on her hospital-based training as she prepares for her...

Liam Farrell: One long last look, and farewell

Liam Farrell: One long last look, and farewell

After 17 years writing for GP magazine and GPonline, this is Liam's last column....

Dr Nigel Watson: Key messages from the first month of the partnership review

Dr Nigel Watson: Key messages from the first month of the partnership review

Four weeks into leading an independent review that aims to revitalise the GP partnership...

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

No app or algorithm can ever replace a GP, says RCGP

Health technology company Babylon has said that its AI system can outperform the...

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

Liam Farrell: One last home visit shows the challenges facing the NHS

The day I retired, I was passing Joe's house, and thought I'd call in to check up...

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

Dr John Fry, one of the founding members of the RCGP, published a report for the...

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