Zara Aziz

Dr Zara Aziz is a partner in Bristol. She regularly writes for GPonline about the realities of life as a frontline GP, her views on the latest issues affecting general practice and the challenges of balancing work with home life.

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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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Dr Zara Aziz: Mumsnet GPs are not to blame for the NHS crisis

There are many things that keep me in general practice: the patients, the colleagues,...

Dr Zara Aziz: One size does not fit all

In the rush towards larger practices, the government is taking away patient choice,...

Dr Zara Aziz: The 2017/18 GP contract is no more than a sticking plaster

I started this year on a positive note. So what if the temperature barely registered...

Dr Zara Aziz: The general practice workhorse is being flogged to death

It is true that the start of a new year promises us a fresh start, but in 2017 it...

Dr Zara Aziz: Christmas - the season of mince pies and full hospitals

I love the week before Christmas and not for the most obvious reasons.

Zara Aziz: I'm giving myself permission to work fewer hours

Having worked harder and smarter over the past few years to deal with the never-ending...

Zara Aziz: I don't regret becoming a GP, but the goalposts have moved

So ten years after becoming a GP I find myself in a difficult place.

Zara Aziz: GPs should start saying 'no'

I have had an obsession of late. I have been excitedly jumping up and down on the...

Dr Zara Aziz: Replacing GPs with nurses and other professionals is not the answer

I came back from my summer vacation rested and rejuvenated. The real world hit me...

Zara Aziz: The system is collapsing at an alarming rate

August is a month of contrasts. It is generally quiet for us at the surgery as some...

Zara Aziz: In post-Brexit Britain we must stand united as a profession

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the season of Light,...

Zara Aziz: We have no choice but to ballot on industrial action

Of all the LMC motions that were discussed last week, perhaps the one that I have...

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'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

'Primary care networks could actually worsen health inequalities'

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

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...

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...

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