#weekinreview - 1 November

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

GPs around the UK are supporting Movember to raise awareness of men's cancer


GP magazine has gone fortnightly, so there's no issue this week and the next is dated 7 November. But the fall-out from the breakdown in GMS contract negotiations for 2013/14 has been covered fully online. It was also revealed that QOF achievement in England rose by 2.4% in 2011/12.



1. More patients making 'amorous advances' to GPs online

2. Contract offer is fair  for GPs, health secretary says

3. 'Politically motivated' QOF plans will cost general practice millions

4. GPs face 'biggest pay cut yet' under DH contract plans

5. GP contract changes are 'not set in stone', minister says



To Birmingham and the National Association of Primary Care conference #NAPC12 where GP access vexed minds. It's too easy believes Bothwell GP Dr Mary Church (@zetadoc).


The arrival of November also means the start of Movember, for the uninitiated it’s moustache-growing for charity. (Hello, Galletly Medical Practice in Bourne, Lincolnshire) It's the craze that's sweeping the upper lip of a nation. Or something.

Are you growing a mo? If so, GP’s Movember correspondent Abi Rimmer (@Abi_Rimmer/ abi.rimmer@haymarket.com) would like to give you publicity. A shout out also to #weekinreview regular Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) pictured, who writes: 'While I don't expect to muster more than ginger bumfluff in the next 30 days, I hope I can raise a bit of money for a good cause.'







When GP agreed to carry a picture of MPs attending a flu jab clinic, little did we realise it would be quite so bereft of clothes. Especially in this weather. A warm #weekinreview welcome to recently appointed health minister and secondary care's Dr Dan Poulter.



GP accountant Laurence Slavin (@LaurieSlavin) warned potential contract changes to the global sum could be catastrophic for practices.

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