1. How are GPs adopting digital innovation?

    24 Aug 2015
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    Kushal Barai examines three ways that GPs are working with digital innovation to create better care for their patients.

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  2. Setting the scene for a new era in general practice?

    19 Jun 2015
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    Natasha Curry considers the announcement of a 'new deal' for general practice from the Secretary of State for Health. 

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  3. Beyond the carrot and stick: transforming general practice

    17 Jun 2015
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    With announcements on general practice expected soon Dr Rebecca Rosen, Senior Fellow at the Trust, examines why contractual changes and financial incentives alone will not be enough to drive the transformation that general practice so urgently needs.

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  4. Fact or fiction? Demand for GP appointments is driving the ‘crisis’ in general practice

    3 Mar 2015
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    Headlines and stories about the ‘crisis’ in general practice have become commonplace over the last year or so. A demoralised and squeezed workforce is struggling to meet the needs of increasing numbers of patients demanding immediate appointments. Or so the narrative goes.

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  5. General practice: too tired to change?

    (Guest blogger)
    13 Nov 2014
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    The unrecognised – and under-celebrated – core of our successful NHS has been the role of general practice. Their registered list of patients has enabled continuity of care, continuity of patients’ records and long-term relationships that build mutual trust. Fortunately, NHS England’s Five Year Forward View has recognised this, with calls for further investments in general practice, as well as more integrated care.

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  6. Is general practice really in crisis? Moving beyond the headlines

    (Guest blogger)
    4 Nov 2014
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    A sample of headlines about general practice over any seven day period for the last six months would likely describe a service either on the brink of – or already engulfed within – a serious and potentially intractable crisis. 

    The falling investment in primary care has led some commentators to predict in the region of 500 doctors’ surgeries going out of business. 

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  7. General practice needs more than money

    3 Jun 2014
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    It seems that hardly a week goes by without another report of workload pressure, lack of funding and general imminent doom in general practice. As a response to this, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has its Put Patients First: Back General Practice campaign, and the British Medical Association have Your GP Cares. Both focus on the need for more money to ease the pressures faced by GPs and their teams.

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