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Dr Chris Mimnagh: The ongoing debate about charging for GP appointments

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Interview: Improving care should motivate practices to work together, says NHS London GP

Liam Farrell: The day I met my very own Guardian Angel

Dr Jackie Applebee: General practice is in meltdown - closing lists would make patients safer

Opinion

GP training: Five tips to help GP trainees avoid burnout

GP training: Five tips to help GP trainees avoid burnout

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers advice to other trainees on how to avoid burnout, based...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Video consultations are not the best use of our time

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Video consultations are not the best use of our time

I know part of what we do as generalists means that we want to do everything that...

Liam Farrell: Fighting the war against unreason and wasted resources

Liam Farrell: Fighting the war against unreason and wasted resources

'Dr X is no good,' said Joe. I perked up at this, a sudden sprinkle of fairy dust...

Why do patients decide to sue their doctor?

Why do patients decide to sue their doctor?

Legal reforms are vital to limit the rising cost of clinical negligence claims, warns...

Jeremy Hunt: The NHS is turning a corner - and I want GPs at the heart of it
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Jeremy Hunt: The NHS is turning a corner - and I want GPs at the heart of it

Writing exclusively for GPonline, health secretary Jeremy Hunt acknowledges soaring...

Medical indemnity: The ticking clock of clinical negligence reform

Medical indemnity: The ticking clock of clinical negligence reform

The new government must carry out root and branch reform of the outdated clinical...

Dr Brian Fisher: Election result must inspire NHS campaigners to redouble efforts
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Dr Brian Fisher: Election result must inspire NHS campaigners to redouble efforts

The general election showed that voters are open to a more left-leaning approach...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The vital role of general practice in times of tragedy

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The vital role of general practice in times of tragedy

The emergency services are rightly praised for their response to recent tragic events,...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Think how your vote will affect general practice

We all have a big decision to make tomorrow, but whichever party comes to power will...

News analysis

Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee
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Interview: Time to stand up and defend general practice, says Dr Jackie Applebee

In Edinburgh last month, for the second year running the annual LMC conference voted...

Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt
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Interview: Labour would reset DH relationship with GPs, says Lord Philip Hunt

A Labour administration would make resetting the government's relationship with GPs...

Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money
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Dr Nav Chana interview: Restoring GPs' job satisfaction is not just about money

GPs are starting to see the advantages of working in larger networks, says Dr Nav...

How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs
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How plans to extend charging overseas visitors for NHS care affect GPs

The government has set out proposals for extending charging overseas visitors for...

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

The newly elected chair of the BMA junior doctors committee (JDC) has not ruled out...

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Interview: Prison GPs in the forgotten health service

Prison doctors see their part of the NHS as the 'forgotten service', says Devon GP...

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