Your GP magazine preview - 13 October #RCGPAC #CPC14

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.

Dr Allen (left) with his fitness instructor. 'Coaching will come naturally as a GP as it is something we do with our patients.' Pic: Paul Ross
Dr Allen (left) with his fitness instructor. 'Coaching will come naturally as a GP as it is something we do with our patients.' Pic: Paul Ross

The issue will be available to download first on our award-winning iPad app on Friday 10 October. Follow us on on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available.


Details of the 2015/16 GP contract deal were published this week and look out for a full analysis. GP senior news reporter Neil Roberts (Neil_GPmag) was at the Conservative conference in Birmingham (#CPC14). Team GP heads off for Liverpool today to provide you with special coverage of the RCGP's annual conference this week #RCGPAC. Tweet me @neildurham if there's something you'd like to say.


Regular columnist Dr Liam Farrell (@drlfarrell) on the need for time for reflection and our new regular columnist Dr Zara Aziz on why she became a GP not a dentist.


October is breast cancer month and that is the subject of our Clinical Review. The issue date falls in National Arthritis Week and this issue includes a feature on osteoarthritis.


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Meet east London GP Dr Charlie Allen who is an exercise class enthusiast and wants to be an instructor (pictured above). Read about Nottingham GP Dr Steve Cox and his hobby singing in a barbershop quartet. 


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