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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

Government advisers back adjuvanted flu vaccine for over 65s from 2018

Government advisers back adjuvanted flu vaccine for over 65s from 2018

Government advisers have concluded that adjuvanted flu vaccines are clinically more...

DH advisers rethink decision to block HPV jabs for boys

DH advisers rethink decision to block HPV jabs for boys

Government advisers are reconsidering their recommendation against vaccinating boys...

Fitness to practise overhaul must not be reduced to a cost-cutting exercise

Fitness to practise overhaul must not be reduced to a cost-cutting exercise

Government plans to overhaul fitness to practise investigations are a welcome opportunity...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Red flag symptoms: Dizziness

Red flag symptoms: Dizziness

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains how to spot serious causes of dizziness.

New care models threaten salaried GPs' employment rights, warns BMA

New care models threaten salaried GPs' employment rights, warns BMA

New models of care being introduced across the NHS could undermine employment rights...

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

Dr Katie Coleman explains why she set up a petition calling on the government to...

Pregnancy problems

Tips to help practices cope with winter pressures

Tips to help practices cope with winter pressures

There have been dire predictions about how well the NHS will cope this winter and...

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP, east London

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP, east London

A friendly and supportive practice is looking for a salaried GP to work up to six...

Can GPs help the UK avoid a serious flu crisis this winter?

Can GPs help the UK avoid a serious flu crisis this winter?

GPs have been told to expect a bad flu season this winter after Australia faced one...

Assisted conception

How could an adjuvanted vaccine help GPs tackle flu?

How could an adjuvanted vaccine help GPs tackle flu?

UK GPs will be able to order an adjuvanted flu vaccine for the first time from next...

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

How GPs can identify COPD earlier and help patients adapt

Many patients with COPD are diagnosed late but GPs can do more to pick up cases quickly...

Hundreds of GPs could quit UK over Brexit, BMA poll suggests
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Hundreds of GPs could quit UK over Brexit, BMA poll suggests

Hundreds of GPs from European countries could quit the UK over Brexit, a BMA poll...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Continuity of care halves risk of emergency hospital admission, research suggests

Continuity of care halves risk of emergency hospital admission, research suggests

Patients aged over 65 with poor continuity of care in general practice are more than...

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

A proposed Scottish GMS contract for April 2018 will 'refocus' the GP role to help...

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...

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