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Brexit will stop GPs joining specialist medical register 'for years'

Brexit will stop GPs joining specialist medical register 'for years'

Brexit negotiations mean that GPs could be waiting years before they are included...

'Amazing' GP at Hand has made NHS look foolish, says RCGP chair

'Amazing' GP at Hand has made NHS look foolish, says RCGP chair

The NHS has been left looking foolish because it has failed to keep up with 'phenomenal'...

GP leaders hail 'victory' as home secretary to relax visa cap on doctors

GP leaders hail 'victory' as home secretary to relax visa cap on doctors

GP leaders have welcomed plans to relax immigration rules as a 'victory' for the...

Government must relax visa rules to help NHS recruit GPs, warns RCGP

Government must relax visa rules to help NHS recruit GPs, warns RCGP

A 'common sense' overhaul of visa rules is needed urgently to help the NHS recruit...

RCGP backs lifestyle app in drive to promote effective exercise

RCGP backs lifestyle app in drive to promote effective exercise

GP leaders have backed a campaign warning patients that intensity of exercise - not...

RCGP manifesto demands campaign to fight loneliness and social isolation

RCGP manifesto demands campaign to fight loneliness and social isolation

A 'public health epidemic' of loneliness is undermining general practice, according...

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Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert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Contraceptive pill seven-day breaks 'outdated', says family planning expert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