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Tory pledge to bolster GP surgery staff set to be broken, say health leaders
Only 9,500 of the promised 26,000 extra personnel for practices in England have been recruited

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

09, Jan, 2022 @4:20 PM

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How we heal after illness is not a matter for science alone | Letters
Letters: Rehabilitation protocols are no substitute for imagination, writes Christopher Ward. Plus letters from Annie Coombs and Elaine Yeo


07, Jan, 2022 @6:23 PM

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‘We need to respect the process of healing’: a GP on the overlooked art of recovery
The long read: As I embark on a third year of general practice under Covid, I am more conscious than ever that recovery is different for every illness and every patient

Gavin Francis

04, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Vaccines alone won’t get us out of this crisis | Letters
Letters: Dr Jonathan Fluxman says masks and ventilation are key, and warns that without such measures to stop the airborne transmission of the virus, the pandemic will not end. Plus letters from Deborah Gold and Dave Hollis


14, Dec, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Covid: NHS in crisis mode as hospitals told to discharge patients where possible
NHS England asks hospitals to free up beds as estimated daily Omicron cases hit 200,000

Rowena Mason, Denis Campbell and Andrew Gregory

13, Dec, 2021 @10:59 PM

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GPs offer Covid boosters to under-40s against NHS guidance
Exclusive: some thirtysomethings not in high-risk groups in England are being invited by text to book top-up jab

Andrew Gregory Health editor

09, Dec, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Government’s vaccination strategy is not designed to support the NHS | Letters
Letters: Shaun Soper on why a well-functioning health service is at odds with the Tory privatisation agenda, and Dr Tim Owen on training people to vaccinate


08, Dec, 2021 @5:20 PM

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GPs in England get green light to provide less care and join Covid jab drive
Government says doctors can do less monitoring of people with diabetes and heart problems

Denis Campbell and agencies

03, Dec, 2021 @5:23 PM

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GPs in England may ease rules for monitoring vulnerable patients
Exclusive: Sajid Javid locked in talks with BMA about relaxing rules in order to help deliver Covid booster programme

Denis Campbell and Andrew Gregory

01, Dec, 2021 @10:32 PM

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Sajid Javid says delivering Covid booster jabs is NHS’s new national mission
Health secretary says demands for GPs to return to face-to-face appointments could be axed to bolster vaccination effort

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

01, Dec, 2021 @4:18 PM

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‘Broken and exhausted’: GPs in England vote in favour of industrial action
Indicative BMA ballot follows government drive to force surgeries to increase face-to-face appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:35 PM

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Still wanted: GP for a Cumbrian practice that has waited nine months
Surgery in isolated market town has had no applicants, leaving one doctor serving a population of 2,000

21, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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