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Behind the curtain: our new blog

Welcome to Behind the Curtain, not the biggest, or the most caustic, but certainly the newest addition to the burgeoning medical blogosphere and one which will hopefully become essential reading.

By Steve Nowottny

Welcome to Behind the Curtain, not the biggest, or the most caustic, but certainly the newest addition to the burgeoning medical blogosphere and one which will hopefully become essential reading.

There's so many GP blogging voices already out there - from the candid and authoratitive to the endearingly foul-mouthed, from the cryptically bewitching to the reassuringly matter-of-fact - that you'd do well to ask if there's really room for one more.

Well, the plan for Behind the Curtain certainly isn't to wow you with my medical knowledge (which for someone who's spent the past two years speaking to GPs every day is still sadly lacking). But there is a real demand from GPs to know what's 'really going on' in the corridors of power, and as a journalist who's working every day on health and medical politics stories, this is my attempt to satisfy that demand.

I'll be giving you a flavour of the mood at a key press conference, the inside scoop on why the Daily Mail has really run its latest anti-GP rant and generally shedding some light on the murky goings on in Richmond House, BMA House and - occasionally - Ludgate House (that's where Pulse is based btw).

But it's also a two-way process. I'll also be asking for your help, finding out how the latest pronouncements from Whitehall will affect you in your surgery and seeking your guidance and input on the key stories of the day.

It's a tall order, but that's the theory, anyway. So read this page early - and read it often.

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