Hancock’s vision for general practice

Press Release

The Pulse cover feature this month is on the health secretary’s first interview with the trade press since the publication of the NHS long-term plan.

He discusses how he intends to keep older GPs in the workforce, gives hints on the GP indemnity scheme and how he plans to relieve the pressure facing the profession. 

We also provide analysis of how the long-term plan will affect the clinical practice of GPs, with the introduction of lower thresholds for cancer and the offering of more self referrals for patients. 

In the clinical section, we advise on what LARCs GPs should be using, plus a handy flow chart on how insomnia should be treated.

Finally, Copperfield fears for the future of GPs in the health secretary’s brave new tech world.