Your GP magazine preview: 4 August 2014 #SaveOurSurgeries

Your next issue of GP magazine is available on 4 August and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there.

Dr Langdon: Making the point about effective sun cream at altitude at Everest base camp
Dr Langdon: Making the point about effective sun cream at altitude at Everest base camp

The issue will be available to download first on our award-winning app on the afternoon of Friday 1 August. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available.


For all the latest about the #SaveOurSurgeries campaign. An exclusive interview with the RCGP's first female treasurer Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard (@HelenStokesLam) on her first 18 months in the role and the meeting that could have had 'financially seismic' repurcussions for the College.


RCGP chairman Dr Maureen Baker (@MaureenRCGP) on the RCGP's drive for patient-centred care.


Dr Raj Thakkar (@DrRajThakkar) advises on selecting anti-depressants and managing treatment failure in depression. Dr Beth McCarron-Nash (@BMN73) warns even the best self-care policy can run into problems and advises on avoiding the common pitfalls in self-care practice.


Our sister site Medeconomics has teamed up with specialist medical accountants Ramsay Brown & Partners (@RBP01) to provide GMS practices in England with a free forecast of their practice's financial performance as the MPIG is phased out over the next seven years. The offer is open to all GP readers until the end of July.


Features include north London GP Dr Richard Ma (@Richard_GP) on how you can be a triathlete and Berkshire GP Dr Jenny Langdon on her charity challenges for the British Heart Foundation (@TheBHF), both as a participant and a trek doctor.


1. Exclusive: recruitment crisis leaves practices facing long-term GP vacancies

2. Exclusive: GPs reject retired CQC inspector plan

3. DH taskforce demands urgent action to tackle GP workforce crisis

4. The Basics - Hip pain

5. Red flag symptoms - Epigastric pain

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