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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

NICE updates guidance for managing RA

NICE updates guidance for managing RA

NICE has set out updated advice on managing RA, with new recommendations on treatment,...

Underfunded NHS needs new financial settlement, warns NAO

Underfunded NHS needs new financial settlement, warns NAO

NHS providers are 'increasingly struggling to deliver care under the contracts they...

Dr Alan McDevitt: New contract can stabilise general practice in Scotland

Dr Alan McDevitt: New contract can stabilise general practice in Scotland

GPs in Scotland have backed major contract reforms that will take effect from April....

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Flu surge continues as GP visits rise 42% in a week

Flu surge continues as GP visits rise 42% in a week

GP consultations for flu-like symptoms have continued to soar across the UK in the...

Green light for new Scottish GP contract as over 70% vote 'yes'

Green light for new Scottish GP contract as over 70% vote 'yes'

GP practices in Scotland will begin working under a new GMS contract from April after...

How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders
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How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders

Practice premises are 'increasingly perceived as an unwanted liability by potential...

Pregnancy problems

How the new Scottish contract changes GP funding and pay

How the new Scottish contract changes GP funding and pay

GPs in Scotland have voted for a new GP contract that will change the way that practices...

How will GPs' role change under the new Scottish contract?
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How will GPs' role change under the new Scottish contract?

The new Scottish GMS contract, which comes into effect in April 2018, will 'refocus'...

Capita problems affecting practice funding, workforce and patients, say GPs
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Capita problems affecting practice funding, workforce and patients, say GPs

Some 89% of GP partners report problems with Capita-run primary care support in the...

Assisted conception

GPs face knock-on impact as hospitals remain under extreme pressure

GPs face knock-on impact as hospitals remain under extreme pressure

GPs face continuing knock-on pressure on workload as hospitals continue to struggle...

Case study: Relapsing polychondritis

Case study: Relapsing polychondritis

A presentation of painful ears was found to have a systemic cause.

Don't give up practice contracts for ACOs, warns GPC chair
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Don't give up practice contracts for ACOs, warns GPC chair

GPs should stand up against any attempts to 'strongarm' them into suspending practice...

Postnatal care, six-week check

What are ACOs and what do they mean for GPs?

What are ACOs and what do they mean for GPs?

Plans to develop accountable care organisations (ACOs) in the NHS have proven controversial....

GPs told to test all patients with one or more blood cancer symptoms

GPs told to test all patients with one or more blood cancer symptoms

GPs should ensure all patients presenting with one or more symptoms of blood cancer...

Red flag symptoms: Heavy menstrual bleeding
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Red flag symptoms: Heavy menstrual bleeding

Red flags associated with menorrhagia and when urgent referral is required.

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