Your GP magazine preview - 13 October (LATEST) #RCGPAC

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 13 October 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 first tomorrow afternoon on our award-winning iPad app. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available.


Team GP spent three days in Liverpool reporting from the RCGP annual conference (#RCGPAC). Want to see live videos of speeches by health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens, their question-and-answer sessions with GPs and exclusive news? We splash on what the recently revealed 2015/16 GP contract means for GPs.


Our leader examines the split between the BMA and RCGP over GPs' future. BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@kailashchandOBE) says the PM's seven-day GP pledge is unrealistic. Our Letters page is dominated by reaction to shadow health secretary Andy Burnham's (@andyburnhammp) plans for GPs to become salaried employees of hospital-led integrated care organisations. Clue: it's not favourable.


Our Differential diagnoses feature looks at facial lesions, mood changes appears in our Red flag symptoms article and the Viewpoint is about osteoarthritis. MPS (@MPSdoctors) medico-legal advisor Dr Dan Kremer discusses requests for an unfit for court certificate.


Subscribe to our sister site Medeconomics for expert advice on how to run your practice better. This week Practice Briefing features the process of merging practices.


Meet Nottingham GP and barbershop singer Dr Steve Cox and east London budding exercise instructor Dr Charlie Allen (@_doctorcharlie).


1. GP wins £45,000 damages for defamatory Daily Mail article

2. Minister to consider forcing trainees to stay in the UK

3. Revalidation is 'professional Darwinism' that is damaging patient care

4. GPs should be able to expand practices to employ hospital consultants, says NHS England

5. Hunt blasts Labour plans to make GPs salaried and downgrade CCGs 

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