It is hard to review 2012 without resorting to journalist clichés, but this year was - for once - truly momentous for general practice.
The pensions ‘day of action’, the failure of the battle to prevent the health act becoming law or the acrimonious breakdown of talks over the GP contract - all were events that have had a wide-ranging and powerful impact on GPs. Click here to read our top 10 stories that defined the year.
The reverberations of 2012 are likely to continue for many years to come, and we have asked some leading lights of the profession for their views on what GPs should expect for 2013.
Many cited the contract imposition as the event likely to shape the year, but it is likely that the pressure on all aspects of the NHS is going to increase - leading some to say that 2013 will bring a ‘perfect storm’ for the health service. Read all the predictions here.
Here at Pulse we are also undergoing some changes in 2013, which you may be aware of already. We will be doing much more news and analysis online, and also launching a brand-new monthly magazine.
Read full details here, and add your comments about what you would like us to focus on.
Lastly, next year will bring the first ‘Pulse Live’ event. There are only two weeks left to book your free place for the one-stop clinical and practice business update in Birmingham on 30 April to 1 May. Don’t miss out - book now.
Top 10 news stories that defined 2012
Top 10 Blogs
Top 5 Videos
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Top 5 CPD Modules
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5. Hot topics is pregnancy (2 CPD hours)
Top 5 Business Articles