Your GP magazine preview: 9 February: Miliband interview, Gladiators and paragliding GPs

Your next edition of GP magazine is available on 9 February and below we give you a taster of what you can expect to find there.

Dr Zoe Williams as Amazon from Gladiators
Dr Zoe Williams as Amazon from Gladiators

The issue will be available to download first on our award-winning iPad app on the afternoon of Friday 6 February. Follow us on Twitter (@gponlinenews) to find out exactly when it's available or like our Facebook page.


Look out for an interview with Labour leader Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) as Labour's 10-year NHS plan is revealed.


Writing in a personal capacity BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) argues that the market approach to healthcare should be scrapped. Regular columnist Dr Zara Aziz ponders care homes and do-not-resuscitate wishes.  


Areas covered in this nine-page section include heart failure, headache and Ebola.


Subscribe to our sister site Medeconomics for tips to run your practice better. Practice Briefing is a taster page in GP.


Meet south London GP Dr Zoe Williams (@DrZoeWilliams) who used to be Amazon in TV's Gladiators (pictured above and described on the show as 'regal and Amazonian, nature's powerful force runs through her veins'and thinks everybody should be active every day via Public Health England (@PHE_uk). ('It turns out that hitting people with giant cotton buds really is as much fun as it looks.')

Meet also paragliding Cardiff GP Dr Kate Baker who feels so free flying and appreciates the escape from her busy life. ('A good soaring flight can give me weeks of stress relief and paragliding helped me through a particularly difficult few years in work.')


1. GPs to run home safety checks for elderly under Labour NHS plan

2. £10m investment announced for GP workforce expansion

3. GPs could 'treat and reverse' osteoarthritis with cartilage injections

4. Exclusive: NHS England calls for GPs to cover striking ambulance workers in pay dispute

5. CCG leaders complain they do not have time to fulfil their roles

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