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Mr Hunt, please recognise GPs as specialists Subscription

16 Nov 2017

Dr Katie Coleman

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Gabapentinoids to be kept in a safe under Government proposalsSubscription

14 Nov 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

Gabapentinoids will have to be kept in a safe and prescriptions written to specific legal requirements, the Home Office has said in its consultation on reclassifying the drugs.

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Seeing different GPs makes patients ‘twice as likely’ to be admitted to hospitalSubscription

13 Nov 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

Patients who see different GPs from visit to visit are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital, a study has found.

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GPs vote to be able to bar patients from switching practicesSubscription

10 Nov 2017 By Carolyn Wickware

GPs want to be able to close their lists to patients who are looking to switch practices without having changed their address.

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GP practices across whole county set for 'voluntary' contract under NHS planSubscription

15 Dec 2016 By Carolyn Wickware

Every practice in Cornwall could be moved onto a new voluntary GP contract by 2020/21, according to plans to overhaul the NHS in the area.

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Revealed: How GP training budget cuts are beginning to biteSubscription

07 Aug 2017

Health bosses are targeting gold-standard programmes as ministers reduce funding, finds Alex Matthews-King 

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Beyond partnership: how trainees will reshape the profession

02 Aug 2017

GP trainees are open to partnerships, but only as part of a more varied career, finds Jaimie Kaffash

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Is the row over GP premises about to boil over?Subscription

05 Jul 2017

Impasse over new leases could be reaching breaking point, finds Alex Matthews-King

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Ignored: GP pleas for safeguarding supportSubscription

30 Jun 2017

Pulse investigation

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Opioids: GPs set to be central in reduction driveSubscription

29 Jun 2017

Policymakers are looking at annual reviews for patients on opioids. Eleanor Bird reports

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