The Building a Better Practice campaign was held over the summer, and convened a panel of 14 GPs to produced a list of statements on the principles of general practice, which were then put to readers through a series of four surveys. Each survey was answered by around 500 GPs.
We are going to send the list of principles to the heads of the NHS and health secretaries across the four nations, and will publish their responses in future months.
Also in this issue is our shortlist for the GP of the Year, with the winner announced at the General Practice Awards taking place in December.
In the clinical section, we have key questions on polypharmacy and prescribing, the latest in our Long Covid series – this month on fatigue – plus our guide to the Covid booster vaccination programme.
We also features tributes to and the final column from our long-standing columnist and contributor Dr Kailash Chand, who very sadly died in August.