GPs

Are you a ‘sub-prime’ patient? Healthcare costs set to soar

15 February 2017 10:30

With stories proclaiming ‘Crisis in the NHS’ an almost permanent rash in our media, the prospect of charging patients for…

Will more people start paying to see a GP?

11 January 2017 15:21

One of the many groups getting stick for the current pressure on NHS emergency wards are GPs, criticised for their…

Cameron’s seven-day GP service is a mad promise straight out of ‘Yes, Prime Minister’

21 May 2015 19:42

I love the series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister for many reasons, among them the timeless, elegant dialogue that can…

Why GPs are the London cabbies of the NHS

18 May 2015 13:13

GPs are the very personification of the description ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. Following so-called ‘specialist’ training, they emerge…

Apple and IBM may just have changed the future of personalised medicine

14 April 2015 22:14

As the FT reports, Apple and IBM have got into bed together. The deal they’ve struck has major implications for…

Is your smartphone making you fat?

23 January 2015 15:46

Matthew Parris is obsessed by an unsolicited app which landed on his smartphone and which, thanks to GPS tracking, is…

The real reason GPs are grumpy: the robots are coming for them

15 January 2015 10:18

There’s something wrong with the relationship between patients and their GPs. I’ve spent much of this winter in my local…

Overpaid, underworked, ineffectual – the myth of the NHS doctor

5 November 2014 8:15

GPs enjoy the salary of bankers, regularly pulling in £100,000 for a five-day week, with no on-call or weekend duties…

Has Cameron actually considered the realities of his seven-day GP access scheme?

30 September 2014 17:37

David Cameron’s seven-day opening scheme for GPs sounds like an excellent idea for patients, but I’m not convinced it is.…

The return of the family doctor?

15 November 2013 9:13

Ministers have described the deal on GP contracts, negotiated by the government and the British Medical Association (BMA), as a…

Sir Bruce Keogh denies that he is proposing two tier A&E

13 November 2013 9:12

Sir Bruce Keogh’s anticipated review into accident and emergency has been published today to a chorus of praise and boos.…

Can Jeremy Hunt make the Tories the patients’ party?

30 September 2013 11:25

What to do about Ukip is dominating the conversation on the fringe and in the conference bars here in Manchester.…