Pulse’s June issue looks at all the election manifestos in depth, but finds that they are lacking on plans to ease the GP workload crisis.
Modelling by the Pulse team shows that GPs will have to work another session a week on average just to keep up with demand, and this does not include any additional admin work.
Pulse editor empty chairs newly reappointed health secretary Jeremy Hunt after he failed to give Pulse an interview about his plans for general practice during the election and former GPC chair Dr Laurence Buckman writes that GPs must ‘seize control of the NHS’ from reckless politicians.
Elsewhere in the issue, there is a summary of all the goings on at the LMCs Conference in Edinburgh in May and a roundtable looking at the use of clinical guidance in practice, including chair of NICE Professor David Haslam.
Copperfield looks at the slow creep of mandatory training and Pulse blogger Dr Cathy Welch offers a personal view on what it is like to live with ADHD.
The issue contains 4 suggested hours of CPD learning, with a special on mental health including a key questions on perinatal mental health and a guide to DIY cognitive behavioural therapy.