GP STORIES

  • 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 numbers of refugees and asylum seekers. We’re particularly passionate about managing patients with complex......

  • “Doctor, look – I managed to keep the weight off!” beamed Mr O, as he patted his trim waist and stepped onto the scales. I smiled in anticipation, genuinely warmed by his excitement. When I first met Mr O a few years earlier, he was......

  • This week we share some innovative ideas that helped Sheinaz Stansfield and her practice, Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group, improve dementia care through care navigation and social prescribing. The challenge Our practice covers around 15,200 patients – a population that is predominantly deprived,......

  • This week we share some innovative ideas that helped Sheinaz Stansfield and her practice, Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road Medical Group, improve the efficiency, access and care for patients with long term conditions. Next week we will share some more innovations for dementia care. Start with......

  • With negative stories about the NHS and general practice circulating in the press each week, it is easy to lose sight of why general practice is a great and rewarding career choice. To bring the focus back on the glass half full approach, we would......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) GPs, it is time to face the elephant in the room Dr Des Spence dishes out some bitter truths about the future of general practice. “General practice will continue......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) As a GP, I wish I could call time on the 10-minute appointment Suddy Davidson showcases the challenges of a 10-minute target in patients with complex needs. “A......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) NHS transformation plans are beset by infighting Richard Vize, discusses STPs – negotiations on reforms must be built on trust, otherwise there is little chance of escaping the......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) General practice is burning, but I refuse to lose all hope Dr Des Spence presents his view on the crisis in general practice. Read more. “Successive governments were seduced......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) I’m a GP: will a robot take my job in 2017? They already perform surgery, take blood and help people walk. But can robots replicate vital human interaction?......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) Career + Parenting = Guilt An interesting blog from InnovAiT – the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) journal that promotes excellence in primary care through quality education. It was......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) Choosing to be a ‘Jack of All Trades’ – Dr. Jonathan Griffiths ‘Jack of all Trades’ is often considered a derogatory term. Drawing from his vast experiences in......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today. 1) Anatomy of a Doctorpreneur: Doctor led Startups Part 2 – The Idea Dr Andrew Foster examines that most vital piece of the anatomy of a medical startup…......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today.  1) The Ben Gowland Podcast GP View’s Mark Newbold discusses a progress update within his super partnership. 2) The squeezed NHS is responding to difficult times by innovating......

  • Our favourite blogs and articles from around the web. Have something to add? Get in touch today.  Another view: repeats appointments Neil Paul has been trying out two products that allow patients to book appointments direct with a GP. One works, because it doesn’t just......

  • GP View Weekly Roundup – our favourite blogs and stories from around the web.  Being a pharmacist in a GP practice – getting to know the team Regina Ahmed talks about the first few weeks of establishing her role within a GP practice. Read more.......

  • GP View Weekly Roundup – our favourite blogs and stories from around the web The view from the other side: a GP’s experience Cardiff GP Chris talks about what it’s like to treat a patient with a mental health problem against a backdrop of staff......

  • GP View Weekly Round-up – our favourite blogs and stories from around the web   The trouble with NHS Choices… And a better way to do feedback? Dr Andrew foster discusses NHS Choices and the importance of feedback used well. Also shares interesting tips on......

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