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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Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Practices across England are linking up with other primary care services through...

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

Viewpoint: Like Dr Who, general practice is ready to regenerate

General practice needs to embrace technology and create a new vision as a specialty...

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

Dr Simone Yule: Time to rethink our relationship with pain

An opioid pandemic is on the horizon for the UK unless doctors can rethink how they...

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Dr Nigel Watson: Where do small practices fit within the GP partnership review?

Diversity in the size and shape of GP practices has always been a key source of the...

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?

Dr Maria Michail and Dr Faraz Mughal provide some practical tips that GPs should...

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

General practice should be a key part of winter planning

Primary care has a key role to play in helping the NHS cope with winter demand -...

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