Pulse February 2019 issue - Page 3

All content in Pulse is produced and published independently of any commercial or outside influence Contents February 2019 3 THIS MONTH 4 News digest 6 Cover story The health secretary’s vision for general practice 10 Analysis How the NHS long-term plan will affect your clinical practice Data lowdown 14  General practice DNAs ‘costing the NHS £216m a year’ 15 Update GPs fear disruption in IT systems shake-up VIEWS Is general practice safe in his hands? 6 12  Copperfield Obsolete? Of course not, GPs are the bedrock of the NHS 18 Editorial Fund the basics, the bells and whistles can come later Feedback 20  ‘Reimagining the UK’s shortage of GPs’ Nabi 22  Our misery sponges are becoming saturated 24 Best of blogs Practices warned not to stockpile locums as cliff edge looms Norris 46  My short-term plan to save general practice All change for GP IT systems 15 CLINICAL 26 Key questions LARC 1.5 CPD HOURS 29 How to spot zebras Behçet’s disease 32 Five-minute refresher Insomnia YOUR PRACTICE 34 10 tips to prevent fraud in your practice 1 CPD HOUR 38  Dilemma Partner says locum makes too many referrals GP JOBS 40  Working life Pitch perfect – the rugby team doctor 42  Recruitment pages BSME Cover of the Year 2018 MJA Editor of the Year 2017 & 2014 BSME Talent Team of the Year 2018, 2017, 2016 Key questions on LARC 26 PPA Event of the Year 2017 PPA Business Magazine of the Year 2016 BSME Editor of the Year (Business) 2016 & 2015 PPA Independent Publisher Magazine of the Year 2015 & 2014 Matchday as a rugby team doctor 40 Pulse February 2019