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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Increasing GP numbers and tackling workload are key in 2018

The Christmas tree is coming down, the turkey leftovers are all gone, and the long...

Enter the GPonline and RCGP Choosing General Practice writing competition

Enter the GPonline and RCGP Choosing General Practice writing competition

The GPonline and RCGP Choosing General Practice writing competition invites UK medical...

Submit your session ideas for the RCGP Annual Conference 2018

Submit your session ideas for the RCGP Annual Conference 2018

You can now submit your ideas for sessions at the RCGP Annual Conference in Glasgow,...

RCGP elects new vice chair to represent membership
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RCGP elects new vice chair to represent membership

The RCGP council has elected Dr Mike Holmes to the new role of vice chair (membership).

How personalised support is helping GP trainees pass re-sits of the CSA and AKT

How personalised support is helping GP trainees pass re-sits of the CSA and AKT

New ways of preparing for the MRCGP have dramatically improved the success rates...

Denigration of general practice rife in medical training, warns RCGP report
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Denigration of general practice rife in medical training, warns RCGP report

Medical students are being put off GP careers because more than three quarters hear...

RCGP annual conference 2017

Why Dutch GPs are happier than GPs in the UK

Why Dutch GPs are happier than GPs in the UK

Dutch GPs dramatically improved their job satisfaction levels after a campaign to...

Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert
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Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert

GPs prescribing the contraceptive pill should tell women that they do not need to...

GPs are perfectly placed to make a real difference as activists

GPs are perfectly placed to make a real difference as activists

GPs are in a 'fantastic position' to act as activists and can make a significant...

Health Education England pilots medical assistant training programme

Health Education England pilots medical assistant training programme

Health Education England (HEE) is piloting a medical assistant training programme...

Young international GPs experience UK general practice at RCGP conference
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Young international GPs experience UK general practice at RCGP conference

Young GPs and GP trainees from eight countries attended the RCGP annual conference...

Video: Is the RCGP's motto still fit for purpose?
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Video: Is the RCGP's motto still fit for purpose?

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard explained why she loves the RCGP's motto...

We are losing two GP practices a week, NHS England official admits
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We are losing two GP practices a week, NHS England official admits

Two GP practices are closing every week in England, NHS England's director of primary...

E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit
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E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit

Smoking cessation is one of general practice's most effective interventions in the...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference
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Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Reflecting on a fantastic conference

Greetings from Liverpool - what a fantastic couple of days it has been so far, with...

GPs urged to push back against CCGs that do not support collaboration

GPs urged to push back against CCGs that do not support collaboration

GPs whose plans to collaborate are being held back by a lack of support from local...

Scottish patients back calls to increase GP funding

Scottish patients back calls to increase GP funding

The vast majority of people in Scotland believe that general practice needs more...

Video: Jeremy Hunt defends his record on general practice
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Video: Jeremy Hunt defends his record on general practice

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was forced to defend his record on general practice...

Uncertainty is 'key skill' for successful GP consultations, says NICE chair
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Uncertainty is 'key skill' for successful GP consultations, says NICE chair

GPs should embrace and accept uncertainty in patient consultations, according to...

Video: Jeremy Hunt outlines his plans for state-backed GP indemnity
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Video: Jeremy Hunt outlines his plans for state-backed GP indemnity

Jeremy Hunt announced plans for a 'state-backed scheme for clinical negligence indemnity...

Final talks on QOF-free Scottish GP contract almost complete

Final talks on QOF-free Scottish GP contract almost complete

Talks on a new Scottish GP contract that will formalise a system to replace QOF are...

GP's challenge to Jeremy Hunt - why should we believe you?
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GP's challenge to Jeremy Hunt - why should we believe you?

Jeremy Hunt was forced to defend his record in office, as a GP in the audience at...

Exclusive: GP indemnity fees halved by MDU after state funding pledge
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Exclusive: GP indemnity fees halved by MDU after state funding pledge

GP indemnity subscription fees will be slashed by 50% from November by the MDU -...

Video: Give GPs the freedom to do what is right for patients, says RCGP chair
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Video: Give GPs the freedom to do what is right for patients, says RCGP chair

The four UK governments must give GPs the time, resources and freedom they need to...

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