One year on from the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, plus the effects of Covid on ethnic minority people, Pulse looks at systemic racism within general practice.

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Pulse looks into how the outcomes for minority ethnic GPs are worse than their white colleagues, and ask why this is.

Our annual investigation into practice closures revealed that almost 100 practices closed in 2020, bringing the total to almost 800 over the past eight years, forcing an estimated 2.5 million patients to move surgeries.

With the issues around the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots, out top tips article will provide a useful guide to GPs on how they can help patients who may be concerned. 

Elsewhere in our clinical section, we address key questions on alcohol-related problems, breathlessness as a result of long Covid and we launch a new picture quiz series ‘Medical artihmetic’.

We also have a piece from a GP on spending 150 days in hospital with Covid, tips on supporting patients with learning disabilities, and Copperfield explains why life sucks.