Your GP magazine preview: 26 January (LATEST): CQC special measures & GP novelist exclusives

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.

The issue will be available to download first on our award-winning iPad app tomorrow afternoon. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find our exactly when its available or like our Facebook page.


Our exclusive interview is with NHS England informatics adviser Dr Masood Nazir who argues that wider access to GP records online will benefit GPs and patients. Our analysis looks at recent BMA guidance on refusing unfunded work and asks whether GPs can control their workload.


Writing exclusively for GP, read CQC chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) on the quality of GP services as the first practices are put into special measures. Our leader argues practices must stake their claim in CCGs in light of exclusive survey findings on the profession's attitude to co-commissioning of services by both CCGs and NHS England.


Our three-page Clinical Review is about acne.


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Win a luxury spa break for two worth £500. Meet GP novelist Dr Mark Sanford-Wood (@MarkSanfordWood) ('I have been lucky enough in my GP career to have worked with some remarkable patients, whose stories almost defy capture.') and GP ombudsman Dr Uzma Qureshi ('Complaints will raise anxieties, but should be viewed as a learning opportunity.). Download the iPad version for an exclusive extract from Dr Sanford-Wood's new novel Godforsaken.


1. BMA guidance tells GPs how to refuse unfunded work

2. CQC places three 'inadequate' practices into special measures

3. £1bn GP premises fund linked to extended opening hours

4. SMS service saves GP practice 600 appointments a year

5. Exclusive: Labour leads race for GP support ahead of general election


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