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Liam Farrell: Just call me Ishmael

Dr Chris Mimnagh: There is no one-size-fits-all for GP workload limits

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What role did reflections play in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: A cautionary tale of healthcare in the future

Antibiotics: We need a whole-society approach to tackle antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics: We need a whole-society approach to tackle antibiotic resistance

NICE's recent guidance on treating sore throats is a good reminder of the need to...

Viewpoint: Dr Bawa-Garba case set back patient safety gains by 10 years
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Viewpoint: Dr Bawa-Garba case set back patient safety gains by 10 years

The message that the courts and the GMC have sent to doctors is that if a patient...

Regulation: GMC should be given powers to reduce number of GP investigations

Regulation: GMC should be given powers to reduce number of GP investigations

Doctors are bearing the brunt of an outdated and inflexible system of professional...

Liam Farrell: The impossibility of healthcare is universal

Liam Farrell: The impossibility of healthcare is universal

Keen-eyed minds have been probing the fabric of the universe for thousands of years,...

Prescribing: Restricting access to 'low value' treatments is a false economy
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Prescribing: Restricting access to 'low value' treatments is a false economy

NHS England's decisions on treatment effectiveness appear to be based on a very narrow...

Dr Charlotte Jones: Welsh LMCs conference 2018 speech in full

Dr Charlotte Jones: Welsh LMCs conference 2018 speech in full

GPC Wales chair Dr Charlotte Jones sets out priorities for contract negotiations...

Viewpoint: How GPs can support young homeless patients

Viewpoint: How GPs can support young homeless patients

Sue Kellie explains why youth homeless charity Centrepoint has launched a new helpline...

Dr Alan McDevitt: New contract can stabilise general practice in Scotland

Dr Alan McDevitt: New contract can stabilise general practice in Scotland

GPs in Scotland have backed major contract reforms that will take effect from April....

Liam Farrell: A new year means a new lifestyle for Joe

Liam Farrell: A new year means a new lifestyle for Joe

As the new year was sinking its ponderous buttocks into the unfortunate armchair...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How can we avoid future winter crises in the NHS?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: How can we avoid future winter crises in the NHS?

The commentators say this is the winter crisis to end all winter crises. Sadly I'm...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018

The Christmas tree is coming down, the turkey leftovers are all gone, and the long...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Technology will play a greater role in primary care in 2018
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Technology will play a greater role in primary care in 2018

I thought I'd combine my December and new year missives into one this year and take...

Viewpoint: Fear of being sued is taking its toll on GPs
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Viewpoint: Fear of being sued is taking its toll on GPs

An MPS survey has found that GPs are practising more defensively because of a fear...

Dr Richard Vautrey: Politicians know there's a GP crisis - 2018 must bring the funding to end it
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Dr Richard Vautrey: Politicians know there's a GP crisis - 2018 must bring the funding to end it

Ministers and NHS managers are starting to recognise how deep the GP crisis runs,...

End-of-life care: Providing person-centred care to patients at the end of life

End-of-life care: Providing person-centred care to patients at the end of life

GP Dr Rajiv Mitra explains how a new resource for terminally-ill patients is helping...

Liam Farrell: A Christmas miracle for the Farrell family

Liam Farrell: A Christmas miracle for the Farrell family

Good fellowship and good cheer, the laughter of children, friends and family journeying...

Professor Nigel Sparrow: CQC recognises the challenges GPs face

Professor Nigel Sparrow: CQC recognises the challenges GPs face

CQC inspections are helping to drive up standards in primary care, says the watchdog's...

General practice is on a cliff edge - and ACOs could tip it over
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General practice is on a cliff edge - and ACOs could tip it over

Accountable care organisations could sideline GPs and open up the NHS to private...

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