#weekinreview - 31 August

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


#ImagesOfTheWeek

Does the target-driven nature of general practice miss a lot of the work GPs do that can't be collected so easily? East London's Dr Kate Adams worked with Swiss photographer Michael von Graffenried to put together a fantastic RCGP-sponsored exhibition of images of patients in their own homes.

 

#News

There's no GP magazine this week but you can keep up with all the primary care news and features that matter, here at GPonline.com.

Follow @gponlinenews on Twitter for updates of all the latest news and features to appear on the web. The next issue of GP is dated 5 September.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Hundreds of GP practices yet to start CQC registration as deadline looms

2. Quality premium worth up to £30,000 for the average practice

3. Can technology cut NHS costs?

4. Immunisation plans do not go far enough, RCGP says

5. Leading GP converts former surgery into alternative therapy clinic

 

#VideoOfTheWeek

Helen Bevan (@helenbevan), leader of improvement, innovation and radical change in the NHS, recommends Somerset CCG's experiment which has transformed the systems approach to supporting people. Video and slides available by clicking on the image below.

 

#Twitter

GP Sir John Oldham (@SirJohnOldham), the DH's national clinical lead for quality and productivity in England, is as uncompromising as ever. He tweeted:

 

Ingrid Wolfe (@ingridjohanna66), who has an interest in UK child health, arched an eyebrow at NHS Commissioning Board recruitment. She tweeted:


 

Dr Eoin Clarke (@DrEoinClarke), founder member of @labourleft and editor of The Green Benches and The Red Book, is heartened by the government's recent rail franchise stance. He tweeted:


#weekinreview regular and Welsh 'propofologist' Dave Jones (@welsh_gas_doc) made The Telegraph with a reprimand of former health minister Edwina Currie (@Edwina-Currie) during Wednesday night's Paralympics opening ceremony.

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

GPonline.com's most popular blog of the week was Inside Commissioning's How CCGs can turn written agreements into meaningful practice membership by Gary Belfield, associate partner with KPMG's Management Consulting's healthcare advisory team and former DH acting director general of commissioning and system management.

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