This month’s Pulse magazine looks at what could be a defining decision for GPs.

GP leaders voted last month to consider taking industrial action in three months and we look at what that could mean for the profession. We also consider what NHS managers could do to avert the threat of mass resignation by GPs and whether there is grassroots GP support for the move.

Elsewhere, there is an exclusive Q&A with health secretary Jeremy Hunt where Pulse quizzes him on his approach to general practice and the GP Forward View. Mr Hunt reveals a slight change of thinking on seven-day GP access and recounts what is his biggest lesson as health secretary.

The winners of the 2016 GP Writing Competition are revealed, with Dr Renee Hoenderkamp taking the top prize for her story of a consultation where she answered a young patient’s ‘cry for help’.

The issue contains five CPD hours of top-quality learning for GPs, with articles on paediatric medicine, sepsis, gastroenterology and a special series of articles on getting the ‘skill mix’ right in practices.

And finally, we have a moving column from Dr Shaba Nabi who has recently made a big decision to resign from her own practice. ‘This is it. I choose life, ’ she says in a tour de force column that accurately encapsulates what many others are feeling.

Read the full issue here.