GP magazine this week reveals exclusively that GPs are losing out on NHS 111 contracts.
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This week the BMA unveiled the three candidates, two consultants and one GP, vying to replace BMA Council chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum on 28 June. No doubting who BMA Council member Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) favours:
NHS reforms were blamed for the biggest patient satisfaction fall with the NHS. Does RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) agree? She tweeted:
National Association of Primary Care executive member Dr Johnny Marshall (@marshall_johnny) told a conference this week hospitals will close as part of NHS reforms. Professor Chris Ham, chief executive of The King’s Fund, tweets:
Thought for the day: are some NHS hospitals so challenged that they can't be turned round? If so, should we name the problem honestly?— Chris Ham (@profchrisham) June 14, 2012
#weekinreview's favourite TV GP Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) tweeted:
Going to see Liza Minelli in concert tonight at Hampton Court -too exciting! I may have to wear a tena lady as can hardly contain myself...— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) June 14, 2012
Crossed-leg nominations for most uncomfortable GP of the week?
RCGP commissioning lead Dr Steve Mowle hit back at a jibe by NHS Commissioning Board chairman Professor Malcolm Grant that GPs spent too much time playing golf, by revealing he barely has 'time to go to the bathroom'. Ouch!
Rising clinical commissioning group (CCG) star Dr Steve Kell blogged about his eyes opening to the services that charities might offer. He wrote:
I found myself asking how often I consider whether I should signpost to the voluntary sector. I'm a GP commissioner, have been in the area for 10 years, and yet the answer is that I rarely look beyond NHS services unless there is a clear pathway such as the local hospice or teenage drop in services.'