Pulse’s November issue looks at the harms of over-prioritising Covid.  GPs are starting to see the effects on non-Covid patients, including increased waits, fewer cancers being diagnosed and an increase in mental health problems.

Pulse November cover

Pulse also look at the success of NHS England’s GP recruitment attempts during the pandemic, after it made a public call for GPs to return to permanent roles at the same time as the locum market was decimated.

In the clinical section, there are timely key questions on the flu programme, including which vaccines should be used for which cohorts, and we have a piece explaining whether GPs should send patients with respiratory tract infections to have a Covid swab.

Finally, our Working Life feature is on a GP who works ringside for boxing events.