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Vaginal discharge consultations

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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Eight-week-old embryo in the right fallopian tube (Photograph: SPL)

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Pre-pregnancy counselling

GP flu jab uptake soars as primary care prepares for tough winter

GP flu jab uptake soars as primary care prepares for tough winter

The proportion of GPs and other primary care healthcare workers receiving the flu...

How we are creating 'digital practices'

How we are creating 'digital practices'

A new programme in the West Midlands is aiming to help practices plan their use of...

GP training: Why reflection is an important part of our training

GP training: Why reflection is an important part of our training

Dr Patrice Baptiste explains why she believes reflection is a key to helping GPs...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Equality for women in medical careers is long overdue - but the NHS can deliver it

Equality for women in medical careers is long overdue - but the NHS can deliver it

Almost 125 years after Marion Gilchrist became the first woman to graduate in medicine...

Most doctors would not recommend a career in medicine

Most doctors would not recommend a career in medicine

Two-thirds of doctors would not recommend medicine as a career to their children,...

Online consultations may not reduce workload, study finds

Online consultations may not reduce workload, study finds

Online GP consultations may increase primary care workload and costs and will only...

Pregnancy problems

GPs ignored in 2017 budget as NHS England hints at cuts to services

GPs ignored in 2017 budget as NHS England hints at cuts to services

GP leaders hit out at chancellor Philip Hammond for ignoring general practice in...

Budget 2017: Chancellor pledges extra £2.8bn for NHS

Budget 2017: Chancellor pledges extra £2.8bn for NHS

Chancellor Philip Hammond has set out plans to invest an extra £2.8bn in the NHS...

Budget must supply funding for GPs to tackle winter pressures, RCGP says
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Budget must supply funding for GPs to tackle winter pressures, RCGP says

The RCGP has written to chancellor Philip Hammond urging him not to overlook general...

Assisted conception

System for handling complaints against doctors 'compromises patient care'
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System for handling complaints against doctors 'compromises patient care'

The current system for dealing with complaints against doctors damages their wellbeing...

GP Job of the Week: GP partner and/or salaried GP, south London

GP Job of the Week: GP partner and/or salaried GP, south London

Due to an increasing list size, Burney Street Practice in Greenwich, south London...

Three charts that show how the GP workforce is changing
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Three charts that show how the GP workforce is changing

Significant changes to the GP workforce have taken place since the 2015 general election...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help GPs manage workload?
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Can NHS England's 10 High Impact Actions help GPs manage workload?

In the face of rising demand and a GP recruitment crisis, NHS England's 10 High Impact...

General practice has lost almost 2,000 partners in just two years
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General practice has lost almost 2,000 partners in just two years

Numbers of GP partners in England crashed by almost 2,000 in the two years from September...

NHS has lost 1,300 full-time GPs since 2015, official data reveal

NHS has lost 1,300 full-time GPs since 2015, official data reveal

Almost 1,300 full-time equivalent GPs have been lost from the NHS workforce over...

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