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

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

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

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

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...

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

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

New Forest GP and Wessex LMCs chair Dr Nigel Watson is leading a government-backed...

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

Liam Farrell: What 30 years in practice will teach you

La Rochefoucauld, a 17th-century philosopher who thought all behaviour was determined...

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

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

A part-time GP, Dr Chris Mimnagh now works more in the winter and less in the summer...

Liam Farrell: The appraisee strikes back

Liam Farrell: The appraisee strikes back

It is commonly understood that there are two types of appraiser.

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...

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