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Physician Associates: Death Row for the Family Doctor?

It is clear that doctors in our NHS are increasingly unhappy and the workforce is crumbling fromdemoralisation and abandonment. This situation has been gestating for many years. Government and planners have hoped to substantially remedy this problem by depressurising doctors by delegating substantially more of their workload to other staff and agencies. This ‘substantially more’….

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The Crisis in General Practice

General Practice is a bit of an oddity. While an integral and fundamental part of the NHS it has never been a service directly provided by the NHS, but instead provided through GPs as independent contractors. Yet it is widely regarded as the bedrock of our health care system and partly responsible for its efficiency…..

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Babylon – a beguiling curse?

‘Your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery’ – Revelation 18:1-24 The bedrock of general practice – and indeed the NHS itself – is that all of us will need healthcare at some point in our lives, most of us will not need it for….

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