#weekinreview - 3 May: Tory ball-biting, compassionate practice and Premiership latest

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

Dr Onslow (pictured before and after weight loss): 'Healthcare teams developing genuinely open, collaborative, compassionate practice.'  Pic: The Rosemary Conley Diet Programme.
Dr Onslow (pictured before and after weight loss): 'Healthcare teams developing genuinely open, collaborative, compassionate practice.' Pic: The Rosemary Conley Diet Programme.

 

#News

Your fortnightly GP was out Monday and included an analysis of GP premises funding opportunities, an in-depth look at the upcoming MMR vaccination programme and a Clinical Review on irritable bowel syndrome.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Practice manager jailed after £150,000 fraud

2. GP premises in England could receive cash injection

3. NHS England to review sustainability of 111 service

4. GP pay deal agreed for MMR campaign

5. GPs to vaccinate two-year-olds against flu from September

 

 

#Twitter

 

Ill feeling about health secretary Jeremy Hunt's (@jeremy_hunt) treatment of GPs over A&E pressures abounds. A response by GPC negotiator Dr Peter Holden even made The Times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devon Conservative MP and former GP Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp) showed a sense of humour:

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP Dr Mary Church (@zetadoc) revealed GP funding worries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumbrian GP and 'evangelical slimmer' Dr Arabella Onslow (@DrBellyButton) was inspired:

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, football news from Baggies' fan Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our most read blog was headlined GP practice mergers and is bigger better? by GP accountant Laurence Slavin (@LaurieSlavin) whose Money Talks blog is updated weekly.

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