A new magazine focusing on the non-clinical aspects of GPs' work is included in the latest issue of Management in Practice, which focuses on the announcements in the July white paper on healthcare.
The bumper issue of Management in Practice, which continues to provide articles and reports dedicated to practice managers, contains the first issue of GP Business (pictured), which managers are encouraged to pass to their GPs.
Following recent government documents Equity and Excellence in England and The Quality Strategy in Scotland, GPs will have an even greater strategic role to play in the health service. GP Business has been launched to support frontline doctors as these challenges develop.
In addition to reports and features, each issue will focus on one topic of key significance to GPs. The launch issue looks at revalidation, with contributions from GP leaders including Professors Steve Field and Mike Pringle of the Royal College of GPs, and Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council.
Stuart Gidden, MiP Editor, said: "The white paper unveiled a radical plan to transform the health service, which will mean that the non-clinical, business aspects of family doctors become even more significant.
"At a time when GPs and practice managers are increasingly working in partnership to oversee the development of their surgery's services, we wanted to introduce a publication that supported this aspect of the doctor's role.
"Of course, we will continue to support and champion the practice manager's vital role in Management in Practice, and I hope both publications will serve as valuable resources to their two respective readerships."
Dr Simon Carvell, a GP Partner in Birmingham, said: "I was interested to hear of the launch of the new GP Business publication, which I look forward to reading. With the white paper proposals adding more non-clinical requirements to GPs' workload, this looks set to be a useful resource for GPs in the practice."