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  • Working life: Island-bound

    • 7 Jun 2021

    Dr Alison Ambrose splits her GP workload between a remote Scottish island and mainland Cumbria. Here’s how she does it.

  • Working Life: Boxing clever in a pandemic

    • 20 Nov 2020

    Dr Elliot Singer on a night by the ring (in a TV studio)

  • Working Life: Judging the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

    • 19 Nov 2020

    Dr Aiysha Malik tells Pulse about a day out of the ordinary judging the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

  • Flexible GP roles are possible but there needs to be a will

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • Dr Katie Musgrave

    The NHS People Plan released this month makes for encouraging reading at first glance. Promising flexibility, will it perhaps help modernise some of the working practices in general practice?

  • GP partners to continue offering less locum work

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • Jaimie Kaffash

    EXCLUSIVE: Almost 70% of GP partners say they will be offering less locum work over the next few months than pre-Covid levels, a Pulse survey has revealed.

  • NHS England: PCNs should create ‘highly flexible' salaried roles for locum GPs

    • 12 Aug 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    Locum GPs should be offered 'highly flexible' salaried roles in a bid to bring them into the substantive GP workforce, NHS England has said under new plans aimed at expanding the workforce.

  • HEE to fund 250 extra FY2 posts to boost GP recruitment in 2020/21

    • 4 Aug 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    Health Education England will invest in 250 extra foundation year two training posts to help expand ‘shortage specialties’ such as general practice in 2020/21, it has said.

  • Local banks of GPs working 'flexibly' to be set up across England

    • 31 Jul 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GP practices will be able to make use of salaried GPs who work flexibly across local areas via new 'banks' of doctors, the Government has announced.

  • What does the future hold for GP bureaucracy?

    • 9 Jul 2020
    • Nicola Merrifield

    Nicola Merrifield looks at which reforms will remain standard practice after the pandemic

  • GP practices given four weeks to complete outstanding BAME risk assessments

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    NHS England has written to GP practices asking them to complete risk assessments for at-risk staff within four weeks, including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

  • Working Life: Making waves on the radio

    • 26 Jun 2020

    Dr Adwoa Danso is finding new ways to reach communities where some health topics are taboo

  • Working Life: Working in trans health

    • 9 Jun 2020

    Dr Sophie Quinney shares a typical day in the life of a GPSI in trans health

  • GPs must base decisions on resuming routine work on ‘clinical need’ and capacity

    • 26 May 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GPs should base decisions on which routine work to resume ‘primarily’ on ‘clinical need’ and capacity, NHS England has said.

  • GPs should only resume routine work if it is ‘safe’ to do so, says NHS England

    • 19 May 2020
    • Costanza Pearce

    GP practices should resume routine work only if it can be done ‘safely’, NHS England has said.

  • CQC will phone to check in with every GP practice in England starting next week

    • 15 May 2020
    • Sofia Lind

    The CQC, which suspended inspections in mid-March in response to the Covid-19 emergency, will begin a process of checking in with every GP practice in England from next week.

  • GPs with Covid-19 symptoms should stay off work even if test is negative, says NHS

    • 4 May 2020
    • Nicola Merrifield

    GPs and other NHS staff who have tested negative for Covid-19 should not return to work if they still have symptoms, NHS England has said.

  • Working life: Healthcare in the extremes

    • 29 Apr 2020

    Dr Daniel Bunce talks us through a day on duty at a race across the Arctic

  • GPs wishing to return to NHS for pandemic caught up in red tape for weeks

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • Eleanor Philpotts

    Red tape is holding up the process of returning retired GPs to the workforce during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Pulse has learned.

  • Video consultations: Tips for primary care during Covid-19

    • 20 Apr 2020
    • Professor Trisha Greenalgh

    A guide on using video consultations by Professor Trisha Greenalgh

  • I'm having to start my medical career early - and I need Government support

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • Dr Stephen Naulls

    Dr Stephen Naulls is a newly-qualified junior doctor, starting work in London