Your GP magazine preview: 26 January: Choosing General Practice & the GP novelist

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 26 January and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there.

Meet Dr Uzma Qureshi who works as a lead clinical adviser for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO)  Pic: PHSO
Meet Dr Uzma Qureshi who works as a lead clinical adviser for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) Pic: PHSO

The issue will be available to download on our award-winning iPad app on the afternoon of Friday 23 January. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) or like our Facebook page.

#News

Last week we launched our Choosing General Practice essay-writing competition for medical students. The best of the entries will appear online before the 1 March closing date. Read why fourth year Nottingham medical student Jessica Roscoe and fourth year Birmingham medical student Eunice Kwok are Choosing General Practice. 

#Opinion

Look out for opinion from CQC (@CareQualityComm) chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) about the value of its work. Our regular columnists Dr Liam Farrell (@drlfarrell) and Dr Zara Aziz tackle Beware the curse of the Irish mammy and Those times when only the GP will do respectively.

#Education

Includes rectal bleeding; abdominal swellings and how to recognise misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids.

#PracticeBriefing

Want tips on how to run your practice better? Subscribe to our sister site Medeconomics. Practice Briefing is a page in GP. Look out for advice to create a resilient practice in our next issue.

#Life

Meet GP novelist and Devon GP Dr Mark Sanford-Wood (@MarkSanfordWood). Download our iPad edition for an exclusive excerpt from his novel Godforsaken. Meet Bradford GP Dr Uzma Qureshi (pictured above) who works as a lead clinical adviser for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (@PHSOmbudsman). Win a luxury spa break for two worth £500.

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