This month, a major Pulse investigation focuses on the culture within the BMA as we reveal that the first chair of the BMA’s GP Committee in England in its 109 years had to take sick leave partly as a result.
Pulse reveal how a ‘toxic’ culture is putting off new GPs – especially female ones – from joining the GPC, and how the complaints culture is leading to numerous solicitor-led investigations. The exclusive has since been picked up by the national press, including the Times and the Daily Mail, and has sparked huge debate on social media.
We focus on the NICE guidelines on dependence-forming drugs plus we ask whether a lack of face-to-face GP appointments really was to blame for a spike in stillbirths, as one national news website claimed.
Columnist Dr Shaba Nabi says that the profession needs to evolve or die, while Copperfield is delighted that he is currently facing no complaints.
In the clinical section, we have Key Questions on peripheral arterial disease and a guide on remote consultations for headaches.