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We need to tell the time wasters to bugger offSubscription

24 Feb 2020

Dr Katie Musgrave

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GPs concerned by lack of update on countries at risk of coronavirusSubscription

24 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

GPs around the country are voicing concerns that advice on COVID-19 doesn’t reflect the escalating outbreak, including developments from Italy. 

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Bus converted to touring GP practice to promote flexible appointmentsSubscription

24 Feb 2020 By Awil Mohamoud

Patients will be able to see a GP or nurse on a touring bus without booking an appointment this month in a new scheme designed to promote extended access appointments.

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BMA, RCGP and others urge chancellor to solve the pensions crisisSubscription

24 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The BMA and RCGP have been joined by nine other medical bodies in urging the new chancellor to use the Budget to solve the pensions taxation crisis long-term.

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Thousands of patients to be displaced due to surge of practice closures next month Subscription

24 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts, Awil Mohamoud

A spate of practice closures is scheduled for the next few weeks, displacing thousands of patients across the country.