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Giving the future of the profession a voice: Pulse’s new blog ‘GPs to be’

PulseToday editor Steve Nowottny introduces Pulse’s new collaborative blog by GP registrars – and there’s still time to get involved

What does the future hold for the next generation of GPs? Are they receiving the training and support they deserve? Do they feel adequately prepared for the demanding career they’re about to begin?

Those are just some of the questions we hope to address in Pulse’s new collaborative blog, which we’ve provisionally dubbed ‘GPs to be’. It will be a place for GP registrars to raise issues that are important to them, and to discuss their hopes and fears for the future, including debt, doctoring and the dreaded CSA.

Over the coming weeks, our GP registrar volunteers will be taking time out from work and study to write for us about their daily lives and broader experiences as they prepare for a life in general practice.

It’s very much a team effort. So far, those who have agreed to take part include Dr Nikita Kanani, who combines her GP training with chairing The Network and sitting on the council of the NAPC, Dr Surina Chibber, a GP registrar at the Law Medical Practice in north London, Dr Syed Arfeen, a GP registrar at the Emperor’s Gate Surgery in Kensington, west London and Dr Ishani Patel, a GP registrar at the Lonsdale Medical Centre in northwest London. But we’re still looking for more writers. If you’re also a registrar and would like to get involved – or if you’d just like to get in touch with the team – please email

Which is all the introduction the blog needs really. The blog kicks off tomorrow with the first of our writers introducing themselves, and we’ll take it from there.

What does the future hold for the next generation of GPs? We’re about to find out…

GPs to be