This month, Pulse has an iconic cover; a pastiche of Game of Thrones, warning that winter is coming.

Winter is coming

The feature looks at all the problems facing GPs and the NHS this winter, concluding that this might actually be the worst winter for the health service. 

Alongside this, we look at the media storm around GPs apparently not seeing patients face to face. Our survey of 1,000 GPs revealed that they are seeing patients who need to be seen face to face and that waiting times have decreased as a result of the move to a mixed model of in-person and remote consultations. 

Our clinical section features a casebook on Parkinson's, while we continue our Long Covid series, this month focusing on chest pains. Alongside this, we have the second part of our gynaecology remote consultations guide. 

The CPD this month features dealing with difficult conversations, while Copperfield directs his ire to the NHS's insistence that GPs seek advice and guidance from secondary care before referring.