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How small changes can transform vulnerable patients' access to GPs

Funding for primary care networks explained

Dr Zahid Chauhan: General practice must open its arms to homeless people

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

How proposed NHS pension flexibilities will affect GPs

Accountant Laurence Slavin explains how the government's plans to allow GPs greater...

'Much to gain from new primary care networks - but GPs cannot afford to fail'

'Much to gain from new primary care networks - but GPs cannot afford to fail'

Oxford GP Dr Becks Fisher, a senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, outlines...

How GP training could be improved

How GP training could be improved

Dr Patrice Baptiste, who has recently qualified as a GP, reflects on how she thinks...

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Why social prescribers have huge potential in general practice

Social prescribing has the opportunity to create a shift in healthcare to focus on...

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

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

Brief interventions by health professionals can help people to achieve their working...

10 ways to save general practice

10 ways to save general practice

Professor Rodger Charlton sets out ten changes that could make general practice a...

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

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

Lawyer and GP property expert Bryn Morgan assesses NHS England's plan for other NHS...

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

The challenges NHS England must address if PCNs are to succeed

PCNs are off to a positive start, but there are risks in the reform programme ahead...

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...

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