This week GP magazine splashed on our survey findings that more than a third of GPs say PCTs are ignoring a government order not to ration treatment on the basis of cost alone.
Read reaction to the survey online only.
Welsh-Iraqi 'writer, actor, comic and colossal waste of time' Nadia Kamil (@NadiaKamil) with a 'there but for the grace of God' moment:
Super awkward moment here. Dr comes out, says to man in waiting room 'oh, you're here with your mum', he says 'I'm not! I'm with my wife!'— Nadia Kamil (@NadiaKamil) September 11, 2012
New BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) agrees with an @gponlinenews leader that it's time for new health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) to listen to GPs:
In the week when the Royal College of Physicians warned hospitals were on the brink of collapse, RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) made her thoughts clear:
Health minister says "more patients need to be treated at home". Please tell me how?— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) September 13, 2012
South-east London GP and BMA Council member Dr Marie-Louise Irvine (@drmarielouise) wants to focus on how NHS funding is spent:
We need proper funding of hospitals so enough beds, doctors, nurses, equipment etc, there's plenty of money - its about how it's spent!— Marie-Louise Irvine (@drmarielouise) September 13, 2012
Wondering what it would be like to turn 60, take a three-month break from your practice and work in the Himalayas two days from Everest base camp treating trekkers and the Nepalese? Read Devon GP Dr Neil Rushton's weekly blog to find out.