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What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?

What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?

CQC ratings have demonstrated that general practice is largely safe and of high quality....

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Hard facts about GP funding show the service remains far short of the 11% share of...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

In the week that Apple announced atrial fibrillation monitoring would be coming to...

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Hope springs eternal; life, on the other hand, sucks. Joe was more jaunty than usual,...

Dr Farah Jameel: List closure ballot reveals bleak reality of GP workforce crisis
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Dr Farah Jameel: List closure ballot reveals bleak reality of GP workforce crisis

BMA vote in favour of list closure reveals yawning gap between political rhetoric...

Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces
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Dr Chris Mimnagh: The NHS needs big solutions to the wider problems it faces

The NHS needs a completely new approach if it is to address inefficiencies and inequities...

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

Dr Sophie Lanaghan: We need to face our challenges head on

The new chair of the RCGP's Associates in Training Committee explains why her focus...

GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too
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GP training: Junior doctors need work/life balance too

Retaining our junior doctors is impossible if we continue to treat them as service...

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

Liam Farrell: A hands-on learning experience

The poster presentations at a conference have always seemed rather sad, like the...

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

Hull GP Dr Thomas Abraham looks back at the 60-year history of the Bolam test, which...

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Indemnity costs are getting in the way of GPs doing their jobs and the system needs...

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

'I limit my clinical sessions because of the cost of indemnity'

As part of its Save General Practice Campaign the MDU is highlighting how the spiralling...

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Dr Charlotte Jones: Indemnity crisis has pushed GPs to brink of collapse

Indemnity costs are now a key factor dictating where and how GPs work, says Dr Charlotte...

How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need
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How GPs can offer cancer patients the support they need

Most GPs see only a handful of patients with cancer every year, says Macmillan GP...

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

Dr Jackie Applebee: Why GPs should not fear voting to close patient lists

As the GPC ballot on practices' willingness to take part in collective closure of...

How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice
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How patients fought back against PMS cuts that threatened their practice

Patients at a West Yorkshire GP practice in the village of Slaithwaite - known locally...

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Liam Farrell: A different approach to an advance care plan

Joe looked unusually pensive, which cheered me up a bit and added some sparkle to...

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

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

There was a story doing the rounds on social media last week about a GP practice...

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