In your latest fortnightly GP out Monday health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) revealed exclusively that he wants a major GP contract rethink and is GPs' biggest fan. Completists can even read the full transcript of senior news reporter Marina Soteriou's (@Marina_Soteriou) interview. New GPC chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul (@CNagpaul) also told us how he wants to restore GPs' sense of pride.
@jeremy_hunt has been listening to GP leaders this week about GP solutions to NHS problems. A rare compliment also found its way onto Twitter.
#weekinreview survived Wednesday, the day when the latest pool of junior doctors take to hospital wards, known as #changeoverday or #blackwednesday:
On Radio 5 Live (in pyjamas at 6am!) talking about doctors changeover day. A radio car- who knew! pic.twitter.com/D1xjj2aGXI— Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux) August 7, 2013
#tipsfornewdocs is a useful Twitter resource for a sense of community - and fun:
#TipsForNewDocs... Don't treat the NHS as a clock-in/out job (even though gov thinks we do), put your patients first, & befriend the nurses!— Ranj Singh (@DrRanj) July 31, 2013
Girls - cardiac arrest test will do you well, lean forward before you leave the house & make sure can't see down your top #tipsfornewdocs— Natalie Silvey (@silv24) July 1, 2013
#tipsfornewdocs Learn which side up you need to feed paper into the fax machine. I spent 3 days last August faxing blank pieces of paper.— Daniel Sommer (@Danielf90) August 5, 2013
Always good to let off a little steam also:
Banks open at 9:30 Are you all in there rolling around in our money laughing at us? I love how an unofficial/official queue as formed— Faisal (@FaisalMajid3) August 7, 2013
To NHS Oxfordshire CCG (@OxonCCG) for an explanation of what it is and what it does.
Our best read was Inside Commissioning's Why our CCG didn't put our community services out to tender by West Cheshire CCG (@WestCheshireCCG) chairman Dr Huw Charles-Jones.