#weekinreview - 29 August: Exclusive: GPs' £200m funding race, Chief Inspector Field and #Syria

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

How renowned anti-smoking campaigner Prof Steve Field undoubtedly won't look as general practice's first chief inspector. Image: Aoife Lynch
How renowned anti-smoking campaigner Prof Steve Field undoubtedly won't look as general practice's first chief inspector. Image: Aoife Lynch

#News

Your fortnightly GP is available first via iPad tomorrow afternoon and features an exclusive interview with NHS England's (@NHSEngland) new primary care commissioning lead Dr David Geddes (@DavidGeddes3) who explains what will happen to the £200m generated by the PMS review.

Former RCGP chairman Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) was unveiled as the CQC's (@CareQualityComm) first chief inspector of general practice  on Wednesday. GP interviewed the GP and Baggies' fan about his motivation and journey from council house to Downing Street earlier this year.

 

#MostReadStories

1. GP practices face six-figure remediation bills

2. GP-led private company can take over 22 practices, watchdog rules

3. GPs lead £2m trials of seven-day practice access

4. Primary care is being 'crushed' despite huge NHS surplus

5. Scores of practices link up to fight private competition

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our best read blog was Inside Commissioning's (@IN_Commissioning) Why no change is not an option for CCGs by GP Dr Marilyn Plant (@DrMarilynPlant) for @NHS_BSBV

 

#Twitter

Can CCGs justify spending on videos?

 

 

GPs and NHS commentators were quick to make their views known to primary care's first chief inspector (first day in new job: 30 September):

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devon GP/MP Dr Sarah Wollaston's (@drwollastonmp) unhappy with David Cameron (@Number10gov) over #Syria: 

 

 

A medical education change sparks concern for the future:

 

 

And, finally, in other news: 

 

 

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