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

10 ways to save general practice

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

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

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...

Collaborative care - the role of patient involvement in primary care

Collaborative care - the role of patient involvement in primary care

Dr Gerry Morrow highlights the benefits of involving patients in their own care and...

Dr Mark Sanford-Wood: Primary care networks offer GPs a chance to take the reins of the NHS

Dr Mark Sanford-Wood: Primary care networks offer GPs a chance to take the reins of the NHS

GPs are naturally wary of primary care networks after years of being frozen out of...

GP with lung cancer aims to challenge misconceptions about the disease

GP with lung cancer aims to challenge misconceptions about the disease

GP Dr Amanda Sands, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2017, is aiming...

What can primary care networks learn from past service reorganisations?

What can primary care networks learn from past service reorganisations?

Accountant Laurence Slavin looks at two high-profile contract failures in the NHS...

Dr Chaand Nagpaul: Sexist behaviour in the BMA must be stamped out

Dr Chaand Nagpaul: Sexist behaviour in the BMA must be stamped out

BMA chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul has apologised and promised an investigation after GPonline...

What GPs can expect from the new state-backed indemnity scheme

What GPs can expect from the new state-backed indemnity scheme

As the new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice begins, Helen Vernon...

'Sexism at the BMA has cost general practice a generation of leaders'

'Sexism at the BMA has cost general practice a generation of leaders'

Women leaders in general practice are being pushed out by a tide of sexism, bullying...

How GPs can help patients with asthma to use inhalers correctly

How GPs can help patients with asthma to use inhalers correctly

Correct inhaler technique is vital for people with asthma. Asthma UK clinical lead...

Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

Over 40% of women do not feel they have a good understanding of the breast cancer...

What won't be covered by the new state indemnity scheme

What won't be covered by the new state indemnity scheme

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director of Medical Protection, explains why GPs will still...

Practice funding: Why all practices are not equal under the new GP contract

Practice funding: Why all practices are not equal under the new GP contract

Medical accountants Laurence Slavin and Katie Collin examine the impact the new GP...

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

Why setting up primary care networks will be a huge challenge for GPs

The complexity of setting up primary care networks should not be underestimated -...

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

The NHS long-term plan has failed to harness the power of community

Harnessing the 'renewable energy' of people and local communities is the best way...

How to help patients identify a regulated and safe online pharmacy

How to help patients identify a regulated and safe online pharmacy

There has been a significant growth in the number of online pharmacies in the UK....

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