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The waiting game

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  • jobbing doctor

    Why I’m retiring Subscription

    01 Nov 2012 By Jobbing Doctor

    GP colleagues are retiring earlier, and suffering more ill-health. There is a feeling that full-time general practice is virtually impossible to sustain for any length of time. In my patch it is becoming rare for a GP to be over 60, full-time and happy.

  • Steve Nowottny, Pulse editor

    Was it Pulse wot won it in Northern Ireland? Subscription

    02 Apr 2013 By Editor's Blog

    GPC negotiators in Belfast celebrating contract success had a secret weapon, writes Pulse editor Steve Nowottny

  • steve

    Upbeat DH pay submission pure politics as contract row escalates Subscription

    21 Nov 2012 By Editor's Blog

    Can the Department of Health really believe - as it argued in its evidence to the doctors’ pay review body yesterday - that GPs are happier than ever and maintaining their net income?

  • ramscar

    This time could be different Subscription

    24 Jan 2013 By Nicholas Ramscar

    We’ve demonstrated that we’ll tolerate our pensions being mucked about with, and that we’ll sullenly get back to work after agreed contracts have been ripped up. But we do have a limit.

  • copperfield

    There's no way GPs would take back out-of-hours work Subscription

    14 May 2013 By Tony Copperfield

    The threat of writing OOH back into the contract has already crossed Jeremy Hunt’s mind, writes Copperfield

  • copperfield

    There might yet be some horse-trading to come on the new GP contract Subscription

    26 Feb 2013 By Tony Copperfield

    It's not just Ikea customers that have had to face up to equine issues this week, Copperfield writes. GPs have been wading through horses**t for years now.

  • copperfield

    The wafer-thin mint moment Subscription

    24 Oct 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    I was under the impression that I was already at breaking point. Current workload is absurd, take home pay is falling and let’s not forget that we also have CQC, revalidation and commissioning to look forward to. I simply can’t face further change and more work.

  • gps to be 2013

    The times, they are a-changin': launching a GP career in 2013 Subscription

    22 Apr 2013 By GPs To Be

    Our GP to be looks forward to getting started, despite the changing face of the NHS

  • copperfield

    The three worst QOF indicators? Subscription

    17 Jan 2013 By Tony Copperfield

    In the last-minute rush, Dr Copperfield has spotted three activities that are truly soul-destroying.

  • khole

    The tartan contract Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    A Scottish-focused contract is on the horizon and the plan to introduce tartanised QOF indicators by 2014 is being pursued by GPs, LMCs and NHS executives.

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