#WeekInReview - 10 October: #RCGPAC, #BestPracticeUK, #BBCQT and farewell Soubry and Abbott

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


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.


1. Radical rethink needed for GP training

2. GP phone consultations handle 60% of patient calls

3. NHS England rules out one-size-fits-all GP model

4. Primary care unsustainable without self care overhaul

5. Should GPs give up independent contractor status? 



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):




  #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!


DISCLAIMER: #weekinreview is only as sharp and funny as the material you supply. If you've any suggested material, use the hashtag #weekinreview or DM @neildurham via that Twitter thingy. Have a great weekend!

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