#weekinreview - 17 January: MRSA soapstars, Lance Armstrong and #transphobia

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

Staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust work up a lather for their handwashing campaign
Staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust work up a lather for their handwashing campaign

#News

Your next fortnightly GP is out on Monday but this week's online-only stories include the news that a PCT cluster has closed a loophole in its APMS contracts by adding a clause to prevent primary care becoming a 'commodity traded in the private market'.

The BMA also launched a survey asking GPs whether they would quit the NHS because of 2013/14 GMS contract changes.

RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada's Vauxhall surgery was relocated in the aftermath of the London helicopter crash on Wednesday.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Private healthcare companies could avoid paying corporation tax

2. BMA asks GPs: will contract changes make you quit NHS?

3. GP's long-term conditions scheme saves £2,000 per patient

4. PCT closes APMS loophole to stop firms 'trading primary care'

5. Telehealth no longer a remote possibility for general practice

 

#ImageOfTheWeek

#weekinreview's featured Gangnam Style-handwashing encouragement and now we highlight the work of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (@DBH_NHSFT) (see main image and below) where staff have transformed into some of the UK's most iconic soap stars for a campaign encouraging people to wash their hands. 

 

#Twitter

Remaining in Bassetlaw and it's chocks away for CCG chairman and GP Dr Steve Kell (@SteveKellGP) during a meeting in a former RAF Command Room: 

 

 A big empathic 'aaaw' for Manchester doctor DanielS (@Danielf90):

 

Last week's #weekinreview featured #TransDocFail ahead of the #transphobia debate but it's not all bad news for GPs as equality and diversity specialist Christine Burns (@christineburns) reveals:

 

#weekinreview regular and Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) wasn't alone in feeling let down by former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong:

 

A worrying note on which to end from inner city GP principal Dr Richard Ma (@Richard_GP):

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Will the government keep its NHS promises asks GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@DrPhilHammond)?

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