This month, Pulse focuses on GPs being targeted to reduce antibiotic prescriptions. The fight against antimicrobial resistance is a vital one, but GPs feel as they are being unfairly picked on.
The issue also has an exclusive interview with Public Health England’s lead on antibiotics, who also tells us about how the move to digital consultations could make it harder to spot sepsis.
Elsewhere, we report that CCGs are continuing to offer incentives for GPs to cut the number of referrals they make in a bid to make savings – despite a huge uproar when Pulse first reported the schemes last year.
We also have more on the English contract, key questions on osteoporosis and guidance on antibiotics for COPD exacerbations.