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Pulse is changing – but our mission remains the same

Ever since we were founded in 1960, Pulse has been at the heart of general practice, offering the profession the best in news, education, opinion and analysis.

We’re proud to continue that tradition today by supporting GPs in more ways than ever before: in print, online, by email and with events. And next year we’re planning to improve further - doing everything we do currently and more, but adapting to deliver you the right information in the right way at the right time.

The very latest news, and in-depth analysis of what it means for your practice, will be available immediately online, on our newly upgraded website PulseToday.

Thousands of GPs have already signed up for our breaking news and daily email updates, and if you haven’t already registered, doing so will ensure you’re first to know about key developments in general practice.

Our Pulse Learning site will continue to offer an accessible online learning resource, by GPs and for GPs. Along with our seminars and Pulse Live, the new two-day annual conference for general practice, it will provide an easy way to collect CPD credits as you begin to tackle revalidation.

And then from January we’ll be relaunching Pulse magazine in a brand-new monthly format. The new Pulse will be bigger and better - still with all your favourite clinical formats, GP columnists like Copperfield and Peverley and a comprehensive digest of the month’s news, but with more space devoted to in-depth analysis and hard-hitting investigations that really get under the skin of general practice.

Throughout it all, our mission remains the same. As we have for the past 52 years, we will continue to champion and support the profession - and do whatever we can to help you do a difficult job better.

Steve Nowottny is editor of Pulse. Neil Thackray, CEO and founder of Briefing Media, has written an in-depth explanation of the thinking behind the changes over on our sister site The Media Briefing.

Readers' comments (15)

  • hope it will be better

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  • At the moment, during this horrendous period of change,for whose good?The jury is out on that one. However,you remain the highlight of my week. Long may you continue to do so.

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  • I value Pulse highly and have reverred your articles and comments for 40+ years, I do however, very much miss the weekly hard copy.

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  • A full iPad version would be a welcome next step

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  • I'd second an iPad version!

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  • This writingis terribly small!

    A lot of GPs over about 45 won't be able to read it.

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  • Insupport of Jonathan Harte and "anonymous", I agree that an iPad version would be exceedingly helpful.

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  • Very Good. Easy to read.

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  • I agree with Richard Sarson. Many doctors have in the past been far too precious and elitist about those to whom they deign to speak (or not). It reminds me strongly of their related lack of listening skills and empathy. My current GP practice is the best I've ever had, and I hope other patients are seeing a similar improvement. We are, after all, those who provide jobs/careers and pensions to NHS employees! If the imminent destruction of this wonderful institution is to be prevented, staff and patients must stand together and show solidarity. May Pulse grow in strength and excellence to improve our chances!

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  • The email and feeds are excellent but how about a "mobile friendly" version of the site / articles for those of us in rural areas with slow 2G connections.

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