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Top 5 articles this week
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
Ran out of superlatives for the organisation at the #2012Olympics park from train to games brilliant. Thanks 2all— Sir John Oldham (@SirJohnOldham) August 8, 2012
BBC Breakfast and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard was loving the beach volleyball. She tweeted:
Fabulous party atmosphere at horse guards last night despite the rain. Why don't we do more #beachvolleyball in UK? We're not short of sand!— Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) August 8, 2012
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:
Olympic polyclinic is gearing up for the party phase. There's even a box of condoms by this printer. twitter.com/trishgreenhalg…— Trisha Greenhalgh (@trishgreenhalgh) August 7, 2012
In other news, Jim Easton (@jimeaston8), the NHS Commissioning Board's national director for transformation, has been on holiday. He tweeted:
Just back from pyramids. Amazing!And shows how monumental challenges (eg QIPP) can be achieved with purpose - one step at a time— Jim Easton (@jimeaston8) August 3, 2012
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).