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The biggest Big Interviews of 2017

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27693 1 dr tom black paul stuart

1. ‘We must be ready to leave the NHS permanently’

Northern Ireland GPC chair Dr Tom Black tells Sofia Lind plans are in place for GPs to start charging for appointments

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2. ‘If you want to vent, don’t do it in front of a trainee’

Two GP trainee guest editors of Pulse spoke to RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard about criticising general practice in front of trainees and why chairing the College is like walking a tightrope in high heels

Dr Richard Vautrey

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3. ‘There aren’t a lot of happy GP stories right now’

Pulse spoke to the BMA’s GP Committee chair, Dr Richard Vautrey, after he was chosen as number one in Pulse’s Power 50

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4. Training chief: ‘I can’t guarantee money won’t be cut’

The chief executive of Health Education England, Professor Ian Cumming, spoke to Pulse editor Nigel Praities on stage at Pulse Live in London

Dr Phillip Lee

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5. GP minister: ‘The health system is Ponzi-like: we need honesty’

Justice minister and GP Dr Phillip Lee – the only GP in a ministerial position – talks to Alex Matthews-King

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paul gray 2 by martin hunter 3×2

6. ‘I want GPs to know they are valued’

The head of NHS Scotland, Paul Gray, spoke to Nigel Praities at Pulse Live in Glasgow


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7. ‘The enthusiasm for overseas GP recruits is there’

International GP scheme pioneer Dr Mohammed Saqib Anwar spoke to Carolyn Wickware

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8. ‘Paying GPs less will not increase numbers’

Former primary care minister David Mowat told Jaimie Kaffash the Government can’t attract 5,000 extra GPs if it continues to suppress funding

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9. ‘Doctors’ morale is at its lowest in 10 years’

Junior doctor and former health minister Dr Dan Poulter told Jaimie Kaffash how his former colleagues have managed to alienate doctors