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Technology in general practice needs careful implementation

News and opinion 09/08/2018Dr Rebecca Rosen

Following on from her previous blog this week, Rebecca Rosen looks at why GPs can be hostile about technologies they might find helpful, and proposes four ways to overcome the doubts.

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Combined Performance Summary: June – July 2018

News and opinion 09/08/2018Jessica Morris

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Will a robot replace me as a GP?

News and opinion 07/08/2018Dr Rebecca Rosen

Rebecca Rosen gives a GP’s perspective on adapting to new technologies, and explains why the professional judgement of the doctor is still vital.

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Over the edge: a no deal Brexit and the NHS

News and opinion 02/08/2018Mark Dayan

With speculation growing about the possibility of no formal agreement being reached during Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU, Mark Dayan explores what crashing out without a deal could mean for the NHS.

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Unpaid carers: informal yet integral

News and opinion 01/08/2018Sarah Scobie

Sarah Scobie takes a look at the results of the national carers’ survey and argues that whatever happens next with social care, informal carers will still play a central role – we need to recognise and support them more.

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Childhood obesity: a bolder new plan but still lacking in ambition

News and opinion 26/07/2018Dr Rakhee Shah

With the second chapter of the childhood obesity plan recently published, Dr Rakhee Shah argues it’s a step in the right direction but rues its failure to go further.

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Matt Hancock must use his time in office wisely

News and opinion 24/07/2018Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards looks at where the new health secretary could make a real difference following his recent appointment, while arguing there are other areas where he shouldn’t focus his attention.

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Reinventing the hospital

News and opinion 18/07/2018Richard Darch

In a guest blog, Richard Darch sets out a vision for the hospital of the future and introduces the idea of the health and wellness campus, describing it as something the public can really buy into and benefit from.

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What can I do about child health? A paediatrician’s view from the front line

News and opinion 16/07/2018Dr Lizzie Wortley

After years of progress, in March we reported that health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are stalling in several key areas. In a guest blog, paediatrician Dr Lizzie Wortley shares her frustrations about it. What can she and others do to improve matters?

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