Pulse has an exclusive interview with the chief executive of the NHS in the latest issue. Simon Stevens talks to editor Nigel Praities about his General Practice Forward View and what it means for the profession.

The issue has 12 pages of analysis on the GP Forward View, including how the £2.4bn investment in general practice by 2020 will be spent and what funding practices may be able to apply for.

It also has a special ‘Focus on...’ section looking at consultation skills, including strategies on how to deal with challenging patients and breaking bad news. A must-read for all GPs at every stage of their career.

The whole issue has five CPD hours of clinical and practice education in it, with answers to GP questions on osteoporosis, ten top tips on eating disorders and the start of a new series on ‘cracking addiction’.

In addition, we have a report from a GP who has volunteered to help with the refugee crisis on Lesvos.

Read the full issue here.