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Why did you choose general practice? It was during my rotation in F2 that my eyes were opened up to GP life. I loved seeing patients of all ages and not knowing who might walk in the door. I could see...

It is customary at this time of year to speculate about what the coming 12 months may bring, so how might key issues and developments impact on general practice? The here and now is, of course, very c...

Having been a GP for longer than I’d probably care to admit to, at least not until imbibing a couple of glasses of festive fizz, it’s fair to say that General Practice is generally in a state of c...

Today we sit down for a quick chat with Dr Diana Hutchinson, who is working to promote skill mix in general practice. Why did you choose to work in general practice? I had an ambition to be a GP since...

In my first blog I focused on my life as a new GP, this time I would like to talk about an essential area of GP life – Continued Professional Development (CPD). As I started settling in to my n...

The rise of social media in recent years is undeniable, but some GPs are still reluctant to embrace it. Two most common concerns that we’ve come across are: (understandably) a lack of time „I...

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  • Today we sit down for a quick chat with Dr Diana Hutchinson, who is working to promote skill mix in general practice. Why did you choose to work in general practice? I had an ambition to be a GP since...

  • Pamela Sturges, a second year medical student from Keele, explains how she views GP as a potential career choice. Becoming a medical student in itself is a great challenge. Getting the highest grades,...

  • Sure, job satisfaction isn’t always about what you get. I’m certainly not a GP for the money, working in an inner city practice which earns 2/3 of the average for my area. We don’t have to worry about...

  • This is the story of a GP registrar (Lauren), her trainer (Bill), and their quality improvement project for general practice. Most registrars pick an audit for their quality improvement work, but Laur...

  • At a careers event, I was once asked what my most satisfying case was from my time in GP. Several sprang to mind: a few “clever” diagnoses, people I’d helped through depression, patients, and families...

  • I had a bit of an epiphany recently. In fact, let us call it a rejuvenating time in my career. One of my patients had come to the front desk asking for help. He was desperate. He said his wife was ver...

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  • In my first blog I focused on my life as a new GP, this time I would like to talk about an essential area of GP life – Continued Professional Development (CPD). As I started settling in to my ne...

  • Neither patients nor GPs are stopping antidepressants A randomised cluster trial shows how challenging it is to stop antidepressants. Patients and GPs are apprehensive even when prescribing falls outs...

  • My practice, Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group, is situated in Central Gateshead. We support a population of about 15,200 patients in a community that is predominantly deprived, with high ...

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