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Viewpoint: Conflicting headlines are confusing patients about breast cancer risks

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

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

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

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....

The survival of GP partnerships depends on a credible workforce plan

The survival of GP partnerships depends on a credible workforce plan

The GP partnership review and the NHS long-term plan set out welcome proposals to...

The importance of medical defence

The importance of medical defence

Dr Rob Hendry, medical director of the Medical Protection Society, explains why medical...

Multimorbidity: The gap between guidelines and the reality in practice

Multimorbidity: The gap between guidelines and the reality in practice

Delivering outcome-focused care to patients with comorbidities is increasingly problematic...

What role can general practice play in addressing population health?

What role can general practice play in addressing population health?

GP have a unique role to play in improving population health, but a lack of capacity...

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...

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