#weekinreview - 10 August

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

Yorkshire GP Dr Cath Hearnshaw and Dr Keith Brownlee, parents of medal-winning triathletes (Photograph: British Triathlon)
Yorkshire GP Dr Cath Hearnshaw and Dr Keith Brownlee, parents of medal-winning triathletes (Photograph: British Triathlon)


There’s no GP magazine this week but you can keep up to date with all the primary care news and features that matter, here at GPonline.com. Follow @gponlinenews on Twitter for updates of all the latest news and features to appear on the web. The next issue of GP is dated 15 August.

Top 5 articles this week

1. GP's sons take gold and bronze in olympic triathlon

2. Hospital prescribing plan cuts mortality 16% and could be template for GPs

3. Commissioning outcomes framework targets revealed by NICE

4. GPs demand to be told of patients' violent past

5. Practices forced to reveal CQC plans to private company


It's been impossible not to share in the Olympic joy of the West Yorkshire practice where Dr Cath Hearnshaw works as her sons Alistair (@alibrownleetri) and Jonathan Brownlee (@johnny_brownlee) won triathlon gold and bronze.


RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) was full of admiration:



Sir John Oldham (@SirJohnOldham), a GP and the DH’s national clinical lead for quality and productivity, has been enjoying London 2012 like everyone else. He tweeted


BBC Breakfast and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard was loving the beach volleyball. She tweeted:


Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField), Birmingham GP and chairman of the NHS Future Forum and National Inclusion Health Board, was inspired by a doctor’s moving 7/7 and Olympic story:


In the latest news from the Olympic polyclinic, staff are preparing for the rest and recreation phase. GP Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (@TrishGreenhalgh) twitpic-ced:



In other news, Jim Easton (@jimeaston8), the NHS Commissioning Board's national director for transformation, has been on holiday. He tweeted:





GPonline.com's most popular blog of the week was about how the NHS must learn from Britain's Olympic success by deputy news editor Tom Moberly (@TomMoberly).



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