The December issue of Pulse is now available in print and online.
This issue of Pulse has an exclusive investigation looking into the future of the Prime Minister’s seven-day GP access pilots.
It finds huge uncertainty over the pilots, with only two of the 19 first wave areas with confirmed funding to continue and doubts over the cost-effectiveness and demand for the schemes.
Also in this issue, we look at why GP leaders are saying the flu vaccination campaign is becoming a ‘shambles’ and we look at how GPs can support their junior doctor colleagues if they take strike action over their contracts.
In our round-up of the year, we give our annual comedy awards to those who have made a difference to general practice this year and name our ‘GP heroes of the year’.
In the views section, NICE chair Professor David Haslam tells us that he wants to ‘go back to square one’ with the institute’s relationship with GPs, Copperfield find out to his horror that patients may be right and Norris looks at the many trials of female doctorhood.
The clinical section has key questions answered on obesity and ten top tips on managing LUTS in men. The ‘Your Practice’ section has an interview with a GP who spends his time as a crowd doctor at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
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