#weekinreview - 1 March: 'Man With No Shame' backed, #NHSChangeDay and Bon 'Goat' Jovi

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


Health select committee chairman Stephen Dorrell (Conservative, Charnwood, Leicestershire) gave an exclusive video interview to GPonline.com backing plans to overhaul the 2013/14 GP contract as the consultation on it ended.

Controversy over the wording and lack of clarity of the Health Act regulations regarding competition resurfaced - despite months of debate. 


1. Mumsnet users launch passionate defence of GPs

2. Third wave of CCGs approved but 80% face restrictions

3. New regulations force privatisation on the NHS, senior GP warns

4. GPs face English language tests under DH crackdown

5. Hospitals missing cancer targets after urgent GP referral



It's NHS Change Day on 13 March. (Nothing to do with the NHS chief executive dubbed 'The Man With No Shame') Listen to what NHS Commissioning Board national medical director Sir Bruce Keogh's pledge is.



A #weekinreview #NHSChangeDay suggestion? Ever wondered what happened to uneaten hospital food and how much of it there might be? To Birmingham's Royal Orthopaedic with BBC chef James Martin (@jamesmartinchef).


GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) increased the pressure on NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson:


Observation from Derbyshire GP advisor to Connecting for Health Dr Peter Short (@prdshort) of the NHS Commissioning Board meeting in Manchester on Thursday: 



After the meeting @drphilhammond added:





And, finally, a day ahead of singer Jon Bon Jovi's 51st birthday, notable advice from #weekinreview's favourite media GP Dr Ellie Cannon (@dr_ellie):




Our most read blog was Inside Commissioning's 2013 will be a crucial year for general practice by NHS Alliance GMS lead and Devon GP Dr David Jenner.



Retweet courtesy of paediatrics SHO Keir Shiels @KeirShiels:










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