#weekinreview - 1 August: Exclusive @jeremy_hunt interview, #justice4lewisham and #tipsfornewdoctors

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


The next edition of GP is out Monday and - #spoileralert - includes an exclusive interview with someone very senior who, perhaps surprisingly, describes himself as 'GPs' biggest fan'. Clue: @jeremy_hunt.

GP readers can download Monday's award-nominated iPad edition free tomorrow afternoon. GPonline.com will feature the full Hunt exclusive tomorrow.

This Monday however GPonline.com reported NHS Direct had withdrawn from providing NHS 111 services across England:




On Wednesday a High Court judge ruled the health secretary had acted unlawfully in deciding a south-east London hospital should be downgraded.



And it wasn't the only news of the week welcomed by anti-NHS privatisation campaigners:



1. NHS Direct withdraws from 111 service

2. Lewisham hospital cuts by Jeremy Hunt 'unlawful', High Court rules

3. GP commissioners vote against putting services out to tender

4. GP out-of-hours providers 'should run NHS 111'

5. Timescale for major GP inquiry 'inadequate and unrealistic'



The first Wednesday in August is approaching and #tipsfornewdoctors amassing as junior doctors prepare to take to hospital wards for the first time on what is referred to unkindly elsewhere as #blackwednesday:





Our most popular blog of the week was Inside Commissioning's Please give CCGs a chance to do our job by Dr Vicky Pleydell, GP and healthcare commissioning lead for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG (@HRW_CCG).






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