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I always dreaded going to the doctor. Finally having a great GP, I realise what I was missing | Rebecca Shaw
Many young people can’t afford the luxury of a regular GP but for people like me the choice is even harder

Rebecca Shaw

25, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Patients paying £550 an hour to see private GPs amid NHS frustrations
Signs that NHS’s inability to offer prompt care is creating surge in people resorting to private care

Sarah Marsh and Denis Campbell

19, May, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Male GPs in England less likely to refer patients for IVF, report finds
Survey shows wide discrepancies between Nice guidelines and GP responses and ‘utter confusion’ on eligibility criteria

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

18, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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The Guardian view on the government’s primary care plan: a diversionary tactic | Editorial
Editorial: Relieving the pressure on GPs by directing patients elsewhere does nothing to solve the workforce crisis across the NHS


14, May, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Warnings over NHS data privacy after ‘stalker’ doctor shares woman’s records
Exclusive: Victim speaks of feeling violated by hospital doctor incident that expert says is evidence of ‘systemic’ flaw in England

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, May, 2023 @5:01 PM

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A prescription for added pressure on pharmacists | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the decision to allow pharmacists in England to prescribe drugs for some common conditions

10, May, 2023 @4:50 PM

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Seven conditions English pharmacies could prescribe for from winter
Hopes changes proposed in primary care blueprint will help ease pressure on GP appointments

Andrew Gregory Health editor

08, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Patients getting sicker as they face long waits for NHS care, says top GP
Exclusive: Prof Kamila Hawthorne says delays and uncertainty mean patients feel ‘helpless and forgotten’

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

07, May, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Tim Dowling: how can I make my blood pressure normal in a hurry?
My reading is so high I daren’t send it to our GP. And that’s before I’ve got stuck in traffic on the way to the surgery …

Tim Dowling

29, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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AI has better ‘bedside manner’ than some doctors, study finds
ChatGPT rated higher in quality and empathy of written advice, raising possibility of medical assistance role

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

28, Apr, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Elizabeth Murray obituary
Medical researcher who was an early mover in using web-based tools to improve healthcare and established the UCL eHealth Unit

Teresa Poole

21, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Keir Starmer says NHS is ‘broken’ and in jeopardy under Tories
Research by Labour shows 4.5 million in England went to A&E last year due to lack of GP appointments

Nadeem Badshah

18, Apr, 2023 @10:46 PM

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