#weekinreview - 26 April: GP out-of-hours rap, section 75 stands and #NHSCC2013

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

Dr Ben Molyneux: 'No NHS that any of us can recognise.'
Dr Ben Molyneux: 'No NHS that any of us can recognise.'

 

#News

Your fortnightly GP is out Monday and this week GPonline.com revealed exclusively that LMCs were warning a measles outbreak in London was 'inevitable' as practices were urged to prepare. On Thursday England launched a national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination as measles cases hit record levels. In other news, health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) promised to review Payment by Results after CCGs called for its abolition at an NHS Clinical Commissioners' (@NHSCCPress) meeting in central London on Tuesday #NHSCC2013. 


#MostReadStories

1. Benefit changes lead to surge in GP workload

2. Exclusive: Measles outbreak in London 'inevitable' as practices urged to prepare

3. GPs braced for 'enormous' workload from vascular screening

4. Locums slash fees after superannuation change

5. GP stress levels 'triple' due to workload surge



#Twitter

The campaign to kill the Section 75 regulations protesters fear will promote unnecessary competition in the NHS failed in the Lords on Wednesday night to the disappointment of BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And chairman of the BMA junior doctors committee Dr Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux) added:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health minister Dr Dan Poulter sparked a storm of GP protest by bemoaning the lack of GPs covering out of hours. It was later amplified by Mr Hunt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#MostReadBlog

 

Dear GMC, Why this GP blogger is remaining anonymous by Dr Chris Lancelot (@DrChrisLancelot).

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