In Pulse’s February issue our cover feature looks at the bashing GPs have taken in the national press over the past year.

Pulse February

Our investigation found anti-GP articles were rife – with many claiming practices had been shut during the pandemic. We reveal the impact on staff and damage to the doctor-patient relationship.

We also track the latest stage of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, scrutinising the obstacles GPs will face as they endeavour to meet the Government’s rolling vaccination targets.

Meanwhile, we take a closer look at the Government-commissioned review of the gender pay gap in medicine and what is causing it among GPs.

We include answers to key questions on HIV in an article looking at how to manage patients with the virus in primary care – and in the first of a new series on remote consultations, a GP explains how to deal with HRT prescribing.

This issue also features winners of the 2020 General Practice Awards, showcasing the incredible talent among the profession in a challenging year.