GPs

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Five charts that show how the NHS is under acute pressure
With rising Covid infections and a big backlog of patients, many in the NHS want action to prevent a winter crisis

Ashley Kirk Niamh McIntyre Pamela Duncan Cath Levett

22, Oct, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Sajid Javid’s NHS plan would open GPs up to more abuse, says head of BMA
Dr Chaand Nagpaul voices deep frustration over health secretary’s push for more in-person care

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Oct, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Can GPs take industrial action and how might it affect patients?
Family doctors have moved towards holding a ballot on industrial action in a row over in-person appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @7:22 PM

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GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments
Family doctors reject plan to force them to see any patient who wants face-to-face appointment

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Three in five Australian GPs say vaccine rollout changes among biggest Covid challenges
RACGP Health of the Nation report finds psychological conditions were again most reported reason for patient presentations

Melissa Davey Medical editor

21, Oct, 2021 @3:40 AM

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Without GPs we would be in chaos instead of a crisis | Letters
Letters: Dr Shaun Meehan proposes a government of national unity to get us through the next few years. Plus letters from Dr Jon Fenton, Nick Nuttgens, Dr Michael Peel, Peter Lowe, Patricia Morgan and Alan Stowell

Letters

15, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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GPs have become the new fall guys for government failures | Gaby Hinsliff
The Tory press are on the warpath, followed by Sajid Javid. Clapping for carers feels a long time ago, says the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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GPs warn face-to-face appointments plan could lead to exodus of doctors
British Medical Association says blueprint could exacerbate GP shortage and see many leave the profession

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @8:27 PM

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What’s behind Sajid Javid’s row with GPs?
There is discord over the health secretary’s desire for doctors to provide more face-to-face appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:39 PM

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‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave’ – why the unrelieved pressure is pushing GPs to quit
An overburdened workforce has little hope the Tory pledge of 6,000 extra UK family doctors will happen any time soon

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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The Guardian view on GPs: ministers are playing a vicious game | Editorial
Editorial: Sajid Javid’s attempt to blame overstretched family doctors after four months in the job reveals a contempt for frontline services

Editorial

14, Oct, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Stop demonising England’s family doctors – we are on our knees | Nishma Manek
A GP says the appointments crisis is what happens when an increase in patients is not met with more resources

Dr Nishma Manek

14, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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