Your GP magazine preview - 27 October #RCGPAC #BestPracticeUK

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 27 October and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there.

Dr Lupton: 'In my third year a university academic GP told me I wasn’t cut out for general practice. I have been a GP now for almost 20 years.'

The issue will be available to download first on the afternoon of Friday 24 October on our award-winning iPad app. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available.


Health minister Lord Howe writes about the new 2015/16 GP contract. Look out for news from the Best Practice UK (@BestPracticeUK) show in Birmingham next week. Our analysis looks at the 2015/16 contract plans for all patients to be allocated a named GP from April 2015. Our big interview is with RCGP honorary secretary Professor Nigel Mathers


Fresh from the success of the RCGP's annual conference in Liverpool this month (#RCGPAC), chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker (@maureenRCGP) gives us her latest thoughts.Regular columnists Dr Liam Farrell (@drlfarrell) on GPs, Simon Stevens and Game of Thrones, and Dr Zara Aziz on when GP appointments are not routine.


Two articles from @RoyalMarsden: an expert opinion on familial breast cancer and genetic screening, and a Clinical Review on bowel cancer.


Subscribe to our sister site Medeconomics for expert advice on how to run your practice better.


Meet grandmother and Lancashire GP Dr Margaret Lupton (@MagsieLodge) (above) who runs triathlons. GP Dr Tony Rimmer (@frankaboutcars) reviews the Renault Twingo and there's a chance to win an iPad Air.


1. QOF targets worth £5,650 retired as points frozen for 2015/16

2. NHS England will restrict CCG powers to performance manage GPs

3. Calcium blood test could help GPs spot cancer earlier

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

5. Contract will not solve GP workload crisis

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