Top GP news stories of 2010

News that GPs would be responsible for commissioning healthcare across the NHS in England was, unsurprisingly, the biggest online story of the year for GP.

Mr Lansley's health White Paper plans made the top GP news stories

A series of stories on the plans unveiled by health secretary Andrew Lansley in July sat among those most read online, including: Revealed - Health White Paper 2010, Reactions to the health White Paper response and How GP consortia will take charge of commissioning.

As ever, reports of interesting research also proved popular, in particular news of a study showing that sleeping for more or less than seven hours a day may indicate underlying CVD risk.

Drug developments, such as hopes that daily injections for people with diabetes may become a thing of the past, also piqued readers’ interest.

Stories about changes affecting the money in GPs pockets were also popular, such as our reports on the HMRC’s crackdown on unpaid tax and of the BMA’s warning that pension changes could cause a crisis in the NHS.

Swine flu, having dominated so much news coverage in 2009, ceased to be a pandemic and returned as seasonal flu cases began to rise.

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