Your fortnightly GP came out on Monday and includes the latest on the out-of-hours responsibility row between health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) and GPs, an exclusive look at how the practice cash crisis may force staff cuts, an interview with RCGP chair-elect Dr Maureen Baker (@MaureenZk60) and analysis of how NICE plans to reshape general practice
There was no #weekinreview last week because Team GP was covering the UK LMCs 2013 conference in central London. Check out all our stories and video interviews from the event (#LMCLive) including an exclusive video interview with outgoing GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman. Outfit of the week alert:
BBC and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) was full of admiration for a patient braving the elements:
Saw brave patient this morning with bare legs and wearing sandals. " I won't be beaten by the elements' #englishsummer— Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) May 29, 2013
Public health doctor Dr Gabriel Scally (@GabrielScally) and Professor Chris Ham (@profchrisham), chief executive of The King's Fund, cast doubt over the 2004 GMS contract blamed for the current A&E crisis:
@profchrisham Quite right. There was amazement inside DH as well! Very poor choice of negotiating team for both GP & consultant contracts.— Gabriel Scally (@GabrielScally) May 28, 2013
The team behind GP has just launched new website Inside Commissioning (@INCommissioning). Aimed at those involved with CCGs, it includes the latest thinking about redesigning healthcare and has a profile page for each CCG which can be customised. The latest blog is by management consultant and former Blair adviser Paul Corrigan titled Help commissioners by changing Payment by Results to develop integration.
Check out registration and bulletin sign-up details.
Our most popular blog of the week was headlined Partnership changes and GP premises complications and written by GP specialist accountant Laurence Slavin (@LaurieSlavin).
Potentially not best practice but awws all around: