The March issue of Pulse is dominated by the new contract in England. Our cover takes inspiration from Soviet style posters to declare whether the move to collective working – in the shape of practices having to join networks covering 30,000-50,000 patients – will provide the resilience needed.

There is a full easy-to-understand guide to the new guide, and an interview with Dr Nikita Kanani, acting director for primary care at NHS England – her first one-on-one interview since taking the role – on how she sees general practice in the near future.

We have also an in-depth analysis of how the Government is promoting overdiagnosis through unofficial screening programmes. This has already had a huge response from readers online and on social media.

Elsewhere, we answer key questions on diabetes, we look at challenges in orthopaedics and speak with a GP who volunteers on the slopes supporting fallen skiers.