Pulse's workload survey dominates the April issue. The survey of 1,400 GPs of a single day (1 March) reveals that GP workload is as high as ever, with almost half saying that their workload has implications for patient safety.

Pulse April cover

GPs also say that remote consultation – which has often been seen as a solution for GP workload - has brought about different pressures.

The Pulse clinical section answers key questions around breast problems, and we introduce a new series on Long Covid, with the first article focusing on breathing problems. We showcase our new Covid resource section, providing GPs with advice on precautions with the Covid vaccination, and we also provide a symptom sorter on diarrhoea.  

The CPD this month is on vaccinating hard-to-reach communities, or those that have a high level of vaccine hesitancy.

Elsewhere, we have updates on the vaccination programme as a whole, the future of the QOF and a new study on statins.