Your GP magazine preview - 8 December: Daily Mail covers GP, #SaveOurSurgeries & Xmas craft GP

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 8 December and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there.

Dr Rachel Duffield:  'We decided this year to run a Christmas Craft Day.'
Dr Rachel Duffield: 'We decided this year to run a Christmas Craft Day.'

The issue will be available to download first on the afternoon of Friday 5 December on our award-winning app. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available.

#News

The Daily Mail covered two exclusives from our last issue: Half of GPs denied access to cancer scans and Rise in patient numbers leaves GPs struggling. Our exclusive interview in our 8 December issue is with architects of the Save Our Surgeries (@SaveGPSurgeries #SaveOurSurgeries) campaign Dr Naomi Beer and practice manager Virginia Patania from the Jubilee Street practice (@Jubilee_Street) in Tower Hamlets, east London.

#Opinion

Regular columnists Dr Liam Farrell (@drlfarrell) contemplates Christmas and writes Depressed? How do you think I feel? and Dr Zara Aziz pens Why I try to steer clear of hospitals.

#Education

Subjects covered include pustular dermatosis; Red flags on breast lumps; Differential diagnoses on hand lesions; how to manage teenage patients by the Medical Protection Society (@MPSDoctors); diagnosis and management of rotator cuff tear; bone health in children and adolescents; how to get the best of eLearning by Dr Toni Hazell (@tonihazellgp) and a clinical review on alopecia.

#PracticeBriefing

Would you like to know how to run your practice more efficiently? Subscribe to our sister website Medeconomics. Look out for a GP article on how out-of-area patients will affect practices.

#Life

Meet Merseyside GP registrar Dr Rachel Duffield (pictured above) who makes Christmas decorations, formed her own craft business Sew Scentsational and raises money for charity. She says: 'It has been a great way to take my mind off medicine, and also to spend time with non-medical friends. It can also be really useful, when it comes to thinking of present ideas or decorating your own house.' Meet also Sheffield GP Dr Jenny Stephenson who compiled a history of her practice.

Note: This is the final paper edition of GP in 2014. However an iPad-only Christmas edition will be available on or around Friday 19 December.

#OurMostReadStories

1. Exclusive: Soaring patient numbers leave practices struggling

2. Exclusive: Admin error leaves GP trainees struggling to apply for posts

3. RCGP fears mass exodus as GP applications to practise abroad double

4. Emergency doctors call for co-location of GPs and A&E

5. Macular Society surveys GPs on Charles Bonnet syndrome

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