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End of year reviews


Pulse 2019 review: Practices closing in record numbers

A Pulse investigation revealed the growing number of practices closing their doors. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: An inspector continues to call

The CQC has admitted practices under pressure receive lower ratings… but refuses to take this into account. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: GP practices face ambulance delays

Pulse FOI reveals GPs are better off pretending they are not there. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: GPs continue to be dumped on

Pulse’s investigation found hospitals were still treating GPs as their house officers. Allie Anderson reports


Pulse 2019 review: GP workload laid bare

Pulse’s major workload survey found GPs were working beyond safe limits. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: What the election results mean for GPs

The recent election will have ramifications for GPs. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: Home truths around GP home visits

LMCs dominated the headlines by calling for the end to home visits. Allie Anderson reports on the repercussions of an explosive vote

Pulse 2019 review: The year pensions and taxation became quite interesting

Allie Anderson on the issue that surprisingly dominated GP news this year

Pulse 2019 review: Hancock goes Back to the Future with AI

The health secretary has been a big fan of Artificial Intelligence this year. Allie Anderson reports

Pulse 2019 review: Networks – collective working for bright future?

The implementation of networks dominated English primary care in 2019, finds Allie Anderson

Bah humbug – The Pulse annual awards

This year’s gongs see some welcome new recipients as well as the perennial winners prepared to die in a ditch for the GP cause