Your GP magazine preview: 8 December (LATEST) #AutumnStatement #SaveOurSurgeries

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, including a first look at our front page.

Your 1st look at the cover of GP magazine's 8 December issue
Your 1st look at the cover of GP magazine's 8 December issue

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


Chancellor George Osborne's widely trailed autumn statement (#AutumnStatement) was made on Wednesday and we explain what it means for GPs. Our analysis asks whether the Better Care Fund will benefit general practice. Our exclusive interview is with the GP and practice manager at the heart of the #SaveOurSurgeries campaign, Dr Naomi Beer and Virginia Patania.


Our leader argues clarity is needed in GP workforce figures as the UK Statistics Authority (@UKStatsAuth) and General Practice National Recruitment Office (@GPNRO) came under fire. 


Dr Nigel Stollery advises on how to diagnose and manage the highly infectious scarlet fever as numbers of UK cases have been higher in 2014 than in the past few years.


Want to run your practice better? Subscribe to our sister site Medeconomics. This fortnight's Practice Briefing article is about how out-of-area patient registration will work.


Meet GP craftswoman Dr Rachel Duffield who makes and sells Christmas decorations, GP Dr Jenny Stephenson, who researched the history of her practice, and it is your last chance to enter our competition to win a £500 Fortnum and Mason hamper.


1. GPs to link with job centres under £1bn infrastructure plan

2. Chancellor George Osborne announces £1bn GP funding increase

3. Exclusive: NHS England could be forced to involve patients in GP contract negotiations

4. Half of practices have GP vacancies, LMC finds

5. GPs can prescribe anti-alcohol drug for first time, says NICE

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