#weekinreview - 5 April: new GP uniform, GP Swiss break and section 75 battle

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

New uniform for GPs? April Fool!
New uniform for GPs? April Fool!

#News

Your fortnightly GP came out on Monday and included a two-page analysis of how the 2013/14 GMS overhaul is taking shape, we interviewed GP leader Dr James Kingsland who urged GPs to make CCGs work and you could earn 2.5 CPD credits by reading our Clinical Review on osteoarthritis.

#MostReadStories

1. CQC refuses to register eight GP practices

2. Funding: 2013/14 GMS contract cuts leave GP practices in crisis

3. Locums to cut fees to remain competitive after pension changes

4. UK general practice scores highest NHS satisfaction rating

5. New GMS 2013/14 DESs 'may be unviable'


#BestAprilFool/GPUniformOfTheWeek

To the Jobbing Doctor (@jobbingdoctor), described as an average doctor working in a large, industrialised urban conurbation outside London, and this new uniform for GPs outed on 1 April complete with 'flag breaks' and badges. Too good to be true? Clearly.

#Twitter

BMA deputy chairman GP Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) has the withdrawal of the section 75 NHS competition regulations in his sights:

 

Media and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) had painful cause to be thankful for the NHS: 

 

Former GP and now comedian Paul Sinha (@PaulSinha) had an unusual weather-related quip:

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our most read blog was Salaried GPs face redundancy as practices seek partners again by Money Talks blogger and GP specialist accountant Laurence Slavin (@LaurieSlavin).

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