Five true heroes of general practice
Pulse chooses the five most inspirational GPs of the year
Dr Fay Wilson and all the other OOH docs
For stepping in and providing patients with an emergency helpline when the NHS 111 rollout went spectacularly wrong.
Dr John Cosgrove
The Birmingham GP led opposition to the controversial dementia case-finding DES, warning of the potential impact on patients.
The anonymous GPs
Who have risked breaking the law to make a stand by opting all of their patients out of the controversial care.data scheme.
Dr Louise Irvine
Whose efforts as chair of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign led to a High Court victory against Government plans to shut its A&E department
Dr Chima Anya
Locum GP-turned-rapper Dr Chima Anya – stage name, ‘The Doctor’ – won GPs’ respect with his rap calling on Jeremy Hunt to resign, sampling MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This.