#weekinreview - 12 September: Exclusive CCG resignation results, Hunt's named GPs plan, Nicholson's expenses and #HuntFace

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

Health secretary Mr Hunt wants named GPs to be responsible for health and social care 24/7. Image: Emma Platt
Health secretary Mr Hunt wants named GPs to be responsible for health and social care 24/7. Image: Emma Platt

#News

Your all-new fortnightly GP is out Monday but available to read first on our award-nominated iPad app tomorrow afternoon. It includes exclusive results of a Freedom of Information Act investigation into GP resignations from CCG boards.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) helped stimulate unprecedented comment on our stories with his suggestion named GPs should oversee 24/7 health and social care from next year. Writing in a personal capacity, BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) asked whether the health secretary was preparing the ground for a change to the GP contract.

Our exclusive about NHS England's (@NHSEngland) chief executive Sir David Nicholson's expenses was followed up by The Telegraph.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Named GPs to oversee 24/7 health and social care from next year

2. RCGP hits back at Hunt's latest assault on GP contract

3. 'Third of A&E patients should be treated by GPs' says NHS England official

4. Viewpoint: Is Hunt's attack on general practice preparing the ground for a new GP contract?

5. NHS boss claims £14,000 in expenses in three months

 

#Twitter

Interesting debate between current RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) and chairwoman elect Dr Maureen Baker (@MaureenZk60): 

 

 

  Not much love for the health secretary's plan for named GPs, although: 

 

 

 

 

Generally GP reaction was:

 

A warm #weekinreview farewell to our favourite NHS Confederation (@NHSConfed) chief executive Mike Farrar (@FarrarMike). We hadn't an inkling he was quite so rock'n'roll

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our best read was Inside Commissioning's (@INCommissioning) What happens to A&E attendance when GPs offer open access by @stevekellGP from @BassetlawCCG.


 And, finally, in case you missed #HuntFace the first time: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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