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.
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:
Here's the early day motion calling for accountability in Department of Health over Mid Staffs. Is anyone listening.? edms.org.uk/2012-13/1096.h…— Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) February 27, 2013
Observation from Derbyshire GP advisor to Connecting for Health Dr Peter Short (@prdshort) of the NHS Commissioning Board meeting in Manchester on Thursday:
Interesting, Robert Francis speaking at NHS CB meeting does not like term 'cost-reductions' - he terms this 'cuts!— Peter Short (@prdshort) February 28, 2013
After the meeting @drphilhammond added:
Correction. The NHS Commissioning Board has now given full public backing to Nicholson. Staggering lack of insight and accountabity— Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) February 28, 2013
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):
If I see anyone sad in clinic tomorrow, I'm going to recommend watching this. Bon Jovi and goats. Priceless.m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=fzbC…— Dr Ellie Cannon (@Dr_Ellie) February 27, 2013
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:
I was worried my leaky shed might ruin our night of passion but luckily I managed to get felt up on the roof.— Fifty Sheds of Grey (@50ShedsofGrey) February 28, 2013