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Fitness to practise overhaul must not be reduced to a cost-cutting exercise

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

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Dr Chris Mimagh: GPs should not be too quick to dismiss new GP at Hand service

Liam Farrell: The real role of a GP
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Liam Farrell: The real role of a GP

'I'm an alien,' he said.

Dr Zahid Chauhan: We need to work together to tackle antibiotic resistance

Dr Zahid Chauhan: We need to work together to tackle antibiotic resistance

A collaborative drive involving drugs companies, politicians, patients and health...

Liam Farrell: Lowering your risk of death
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Liam Farrell: Lowering your risk of death

Joe has strong views on death; he's against it.

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Will £20k 'golden hellos' solve the GP recruitment crisis?

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Will £20k 'golden hellos' solve the GP recruitment crisis?

Do GP trainees really want a £20k bonus or do they place more value on being in the...

STPs will struggle without strong, engaged general practice
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STPs will struggle without strong, engaged general practice

GP collaboration is building fast, but sustainability and transformation partnerships...

A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room
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A day in the life of a practice manager: The elephant in the room

There's not just one elephant in the room, but a whole herd trampling towards general...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference

Greetings from Liverpool - what a fantastic couple of days it has been so far, with...

GP indemnity: State deal 'a natural step' as integration blurs NHS boundaries

GP indemnity: State deal 'a natural step' as integration blurs NHS boundaries

A state-backed GP indemnity scheme feels like a natural step as the divide between...

Jeremy Hunt: State indemnity deal and workforce reforms key to tackling GP crisis
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Jeremy Hunt: State indemnity deal and workforce reforms key to tackling GP crisis

Writing exclusively for GPonline, health secretary Jeremy Hunt spells out how the...

Working at scale: How GPs can make faster progress

Working at scale: How GPs can make faster progress

The rapid growth of collaboration between GP practices has created a complex web...

GP careers: Why I decided to train in functional medicine
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GP careers: Why I decided to train in functional medicine

Dr Sarah Davies explains what functional medicine is and how training in this field...

Liam Farrell: The difference between health and healthcare

Liam Farrell: The difference between health and healthcare

The first rule of Health Club is don't talk about health. Any discussion quickly...

Dr Zahid Chauhan: How Manchester practices are helping homeless patients

Dr Zahid Chauhan: How Manchester practices are helping homeless patients

A new initiative in Manchester is helping GP practices to become 'homeless-friendly',...

How can GPs get the technology they need?

How can GPs get the technology they need?

Technology can help general practice deal with the pressures it faces, however it...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: GPs need to embrace web-based consultations
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: GPs need to embrace web-based consultations

This week I was lucky enough to attend the conference of a national user group of...

What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?
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What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?

CQC ratings have demonstrated that general practice is largely safe and of high quality....

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Hard facts about GP funding show the service remains far short of the 11% share of...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

In the week that Apple announced atrial fibrillation monitoring would be coming to...

Liam Farrell

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Hope springs eternal; life, on the other hand, sucks. Joe was more jaunty than usual, which depressed me; a happy Joe is a dangerous Joe. It's like when Frankenstein was happy, playing with the little girl, it was a very bad time to go near him with a torch.

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Chris Mimnagh

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces
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The NHS needs a completely new approach if it is to address inefficiencies and inequities in outcomes, says Dr Chris Mimnagh.

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Zara Aziz

Dr Zara Aziz: In this election we need to ask 'who will do right by the NHS?'

Dr Zara Aziz: In this election we need to ask 'who will do right by the NHS?'

We seem to be standing on a precipice: as election day draws near it still feels like we have limited options before us.

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