Team GP was out in force producing daily editions at the RCGP annual conference #RCGPAC last week in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A highlight was the grilling received by health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) by GPs including @petedeveson and @BMN73. We have videos of the speech and Q&A.
Our best read blog was Inside Commissioning's (@INCommissioning) My clinical senate role and why they are the conscience of the NHS by Dr John Lockley (@DrWJL).
The Conservative and Labour reshuffles saw the departures of health minister Anna Soubry (@anna_soubrymp) and shadow public health minister Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott):
Am I the only person on the planet who actually quite likes Dianne Abbott? My twitter feed is vicious.— Daniel Sommer (@Danielf90) October 8, 2013
Hard working, combative, extremely intelligent, quick witted and generous. Also very good company. I enjoyed working with @HackneyAbbott— Jamie Reed (@jreedmp) October 8, 2013
#WeekInReview's enduring image of Ms Abbott (scheduled to appear tonight on BBC's Question Time #BBCQT) remains her commanding a room of journalists while monopolising an entire bowl of Cheesy Wotsits during a 2010 meet-Labour's-health-team bash. We hear Ms 'softly, softly' Soubry's departure to the MoD may not be mourned by all at the DH's Richmond House:
High praise for the GP collaborative and educational possibilities of Twitter:
And, finally, back to #RCGPAC:
Representatives of GP (@gponlinenews) and our sister websites Inside Commissioning (@INCommissioning) and Medeconomics (@MedeconomicsUK) will be in Birmingham next week for the Best Practice 2013 conference (#BestPracticeUK @BestPracticeUK). Come and say hello!
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