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

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Government plans to overhaul fitness to practise investigations are a welcome opportunity...

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Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Dr Katie Coleman explains why she set up a petition calling on the government to...

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How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

Many patients with COPD are diagnosed late but GPs can do more to pick up cases quickly...

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Liam Farrell: The real role of a GP

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