#weekinreview - 1 August: Exclusive @jeremy_hunt interview, #justice4lewisham and #tipsfornewdoctors

A glance back over this week's primary care news, opinion, tops tweets and best gaffes.

#News

The next edition of GP is out Monday and - #spoileralert - includes an exclusive interview with someone very senior who, perhaps surprisingly, describes himself as 'GPs' biggest fan'. Clue: @jeremy_hunt.

GP readers can download Monday's award-nominated iPad edition free tomorrow afternoon. GPonline.com will feature the full Hunt exclusive tomorrow.

This Monday however GPonline.com reported NHS Direct had withdrawn from providing NHS 111 services across England:

 

 

 

On Wednesday a High Court judge ruled the health secretary had acted unlawfully in deciding a south-east London hospital should be downgraded.

 

 

And it wasn't the only news of the week welcomed by anti-NHS privatisation campaigners:

 

#MostReadStories

1. NHS Direct withdraws from 111 service

2. Lewisham hospital cuts by Jeremy Hunt 'unlawful', High Court rules

3. GP commissioners vote against putting services out to tender

4. GP out-of-hours providers 'should run NHS 111'

5. Timescale for major GP inquiry 'inadequate and unrealistic'

 

#Twitter

The first Wednesday in August is approaching and #tipsfornewdoctors amassing as junior doctors prepare to take to hospital wards for the first time on what is referred to unkindly elsewhere as #blackwednesday:

 

 

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our most popular blog of the week was Inside Commissioning's Please give CCGs a chance to do our job by Dr Vicky Pleydell, GP and healthcare commissioning lead for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG (@HRW_CCG).

 

#RandomEurovisionTweetOfTheWeek

 

#UnforgettableImageOfTheWeek

 

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