Pulse is a monthly news magazine and website on British primary care. It has been distributed without charge to general practitioners in the United Kingdom since 1960. Its stories are regularly picked up by national and regional newspapers.
It is one of a number of magazines often referred to by GPs as "the comics".
In 2000, the title was owned by Miller Freeman UK which went through some restructuring; the part of the business that continued to own Pulse was known as United Business Media (UBM). In February 2012, UBM sold its agriculture and medical portfolios, including Pulse Media Ltd, to the founders of Briefing Media for £10million, with the new business being known as Briefing Media Group.
Pulse was bought by Cogora, an 'integrated media and marketing services' company in November 2013.
Pulse is the name of the print version of the magazine, while the website is called PulseToday.
A digital edition of the magazine is available on the Pulse Today website.
Pulse carries surveys of GP opinions. In 2005 its report that when more than 1,000 GPs were asked about their voting intentions, only one in 10 said they intended to vote Labour was reported prominently by the Daily Telegraph. In 2007 its report that 19% of 309 GPs surveyed said they did not believe abortion should be legal was picked up by the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard.