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The survival of GP partnerships depends on a credible workforce plan

The importance of medical defence

Multimorbidity: The gap between guidelines and the reality in practice

What role can general practice play in addressing population health?

How care navigation can help GP practices manage demand

How care navigation can help GP practices manage demand

Dr John Havard explains how care navigation can help GP practices to manage increased...

Dr Nikita Kanani: £4.5bn long-term plan funding offers GPs hope in 2019

Dr Nikita Kanani: £4.5bn long-term plan funding offers GPs hope in 2019

The year ahead could offer an 'unprecedented opportunity' for GPs to work differently...

What medico-legal challenges will GPs face in 2019?

What medico-legal challenges will GPs face in 2019?

The MDU's head of advisory services, Dr Caroline Fryar, predicts which medico-legal...

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

Dr Nikita Kanani: Why peer support is the key to building a stronger general practice

NHS England's acting director of primary care Dr Nikita Kanani says connecting with...

Six ways GPs can help patients with asthma to stay well this winter

Six ways GPs can help patients with asthma to stay well this winter

Up to 26,000 people could be hospitalised with asthma this winter. GP and Asthma...

GP Partnership Review chair responds to concerns of newly qualified GPs

GP Partnership Review chair responds to concerns of newly qualified GPs

GP Partnership Review chair Dr Nigel Watson has responded to concerns raised by the...

'GP partnership review failing to meet the real needs of newly-qualified GPs'

'GP partnership review failing to meet the real needs of newly-qualified GPs'

Chair of the RCGP's First5 Committee Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein was initially...

Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good

Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good

GPs play a crucial role in identifying smokers and signposting expert support. Martin...

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: What does Brexit mean for the GP workforce?

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: What does Brexit mean for the GP workforce?

As LMC leaders gather for the 2018 England LMCs conference, GPC workforce lead Dr...

Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

A GP appraiser says appraisal takes too much time and effort, which takes GPs away...

How the NHS can shift from treating illness to creating health

How the NHS can shift from treating illness to creating health

NHS Alliance chair Dr Brian Fisher looks at how building strong communities can address...

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

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

Many women attending GP appointments have experienced violence at home, but most...

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

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

London GP and Socialist Health Association honorary vice president Dr Brian Fisher...

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...

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