NHS

11 Apr 2016

Beyond the RCGP poster: a 7 point plan to allow GPs to take breaks

The RCGP has produced a poster for patients saying GPs need to take breaks - but will this do anything to reduce workload?  Claire Davies outlines a 7 point alternative plan.

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NHS, Opinion, work life balance

18 Feb 2016

How the NHS can make better use of GP locums

It’s 8 am and I’m standing outside a locked GP surgery in the rain.  Water runs off my cycle helmet and onto my glasses.  I shift my heavy briefcase, full of medical equipment, from hand to hand,....

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NHS

26 Jan 2016

The Silent Epidemic of GANFYD: another threat to GPs

GPs are facing another paperwork mountain as some schools are now insisting that children who are too ill to do PE should get a note from their doctor.

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NHS

12 Nov 2015

The real problem for junior doctors: someone took all the fun and perks away

Image by Steven Fruitsmaark

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NHS

19 Oct 2015

Junior Doctor Contract: why GPs and consultants stand by them

 

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NHS

06 Jul 2015

Why does the NHS still operate when over clinical capacity?

Guest posting by Dr Tom Duncan, anaesthetist

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NHS, Opinion

19 Apr 2015

Solving the primary care crisis: what real GPs have to say

By Dr Surina Chibber, GP Columnist

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Case Study - Is lyme disease under-diagnosed in the UK?

Being a London GP, I was surprised when a patient presented with a sort-of ‘erythema migrans’ type rash a week after attending a music festival nearby. He could not remember being bitten and....

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In The Spotlight - Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE, Former National Clinical Director of Primary Care

This week we've been speaking to Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE, former National Clinical Director of Primary Care. We discuss his incredibly rich career from being a GP in Runcorn to lecturing....

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Case Study - The 'Non-Converters'

 

The National Cancer Intelligence Network shows that 10 per cent of referrals convert to a cancer diagnosis, and under 50 per cent of cancers are detected via the two week wait in England.

With....

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