Your GP magazine preview: 12 January (LATEST): Rocketing NHS PR bill & Choosing General Practice

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 12 January and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there, including a first look at our front page.

The issue will be available to download on our award-winning app on the afternoon of Friday 9 January. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out when its available or like our Facebook page.


National coverage for our exclusive about the cost of NHS PR rising 38%. This week we launch our Choosing General Practice essay-writing competition for would-be GPs and welcome new reporter Siobhan Chan (@siobhankchan).


Regular columnists Dr Liam Farrell (@drlfarrell) on the CQC visit and its ability to count and Dr Zara Aziz on not blaming health secretary Jeremy Hunt for taking a child to A&E. RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker (@MaureenRCGP) on how general practice will be key at the 2015 election. 


In the week when The Theory of Everything about physicist Professor Stephen Hawking hits cinema screens, the Clinical Review is about motor neurone disease.


How to manage requests to take shared parental leave from the Medeconomics HR Toolkit.


Enter our competition to win a luxury spa break for two worth £500. Meet Wolverhampton GP Dr Rob Grinsted who enables seriously ill children to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime ('Twice a year we take a group of 12 children and 12 carers to Orlando in Florida') and Devon GP Dr Emma Williams who challenges those who feel that GP life can sometimes be routine to seize the opportunity to go exploring ('There are plenty of ways to become involved in expedition medicine and try out different activities'). 


1. 31% GP trainee pay cut could deepen recruitment crisis

2. Exclusive: NHS to increase PR spend in 2014/15 by 38%

3. GPs under pressure as A&E waits worst for a decade

4. Exclusive: Huge variation in GP-patient ratio across England revealed

5. GPs recognised in 2015 New Year Honours List including CQC GP advisor


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