#weekinreview - 20 September: Olympic football GP, #PPADigitalAppOfTheYear and #weekinreviewCupid

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

Dr Al-Dawoud: 'The highlight was the Brazil vs Honduras quarter final in front of 42,000. It is a memory I will cherish forever.'
Dr Al-Dawoud: 'The highlight was the Brazil vs Honduras quarter final in front of 42,000. It is a memory I will cherish forever.'

#News 

Your all-new fortnightly GP was out Monday and included exclusive results of a Freedom of Information Act investigation of 186 CCGs which found the number of GPs quitting CCG board posts is rising sharply as fears mount over bureaucracy, rationing and rising workload. It was followed up by the Daily Mirror. 

The GP iPad edition was shortlisted as both App of the Year (which we won!) and Digital Magazine of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Digital Awards #PPADigital in central London on Wednesday. Sister site Medeconomics was also shortlisted as Innovation of the Year.

 

#MostReadStories

1. GP exodus looms as stress hits 15-year high, DH poll reveals

2. Has QOF reached a dead end?

3. Exclusive: GP payments services face cuts amid cash-flow chaos

4. UK-wide GP contract talks scrapped as England faces 24/7 NHS pressure

5. Exclusive: Sharp rise in GPs quitting CCG board roles

 

#ImageOfTheWeek

Leeds GP Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud led the medical team based at St James' Park, Newcastle, for the football competition at the London 2012 Olympics (pictured). Read about his work as a sessional GP and as medical officer for the England rugby league team in your next GP dated 30 September.

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our best read was Dr Custodes' Named GPs smack of Dr Finlay and are a surefire votewinner.

#Twitter

Has QOF reached a dead end? asked our latest issue:

 

Why is the government so fixated on hospitals when general practice is struggling?

 

 

General practice chief inspector-to-be Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) doesn't start in that job until 30 September but he's already unhappy with the trains: 

 

 

 

  Last week's #HuntFace banter seems to have gone well:

 

 And, finally, #weekinreview plays Cupid via @sarahbeeny: 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: #weekinreview is only as sharp and funny as the material you supply. If you've any suggested material, use the hashtag #weekinreview or DM @neildurham via that Twitter thingy. Have a great weekend!

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