GP's first fortnightly edition of 2013 was published on Monday and revealed exclusively that more than a third of GP practices across the UK have been unable to take on new services because their practice premises are inadequate.
'He's like the Da Vinci of this century,' Sir John Oldham (@SirJohnOldham), GP and England's national clinical lead for quality and productivity at the DH told Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday. But who was he talking about? His appearance followed this tweet:
#Bowie back with a bang. says something when played on Today programme!— Sir John Oldham (@SirJohnOldham) January 8, 2013
Sir John Oldham is Bowie fan #1
And Sir John, who told Today he first saw Bowie in Preston in 1973, wasn't alone in his Thin White Duke love. To Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField), GP and deputy medical director of the NHS Commissioning Board (@NHSCB):
Elsewhere Dr Gandalf (@DrGandalf52) was musing on the varied enigmas that are patients:
Patients make me chuckle sometimes. They also make me cry.Talk about roller-coaster rides.— DrGandalf (@drgandalf52) January 8, 2013
Dr Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux), chairman of the BMA's junior doctors committee, made an unfortunate slip:
Just spectacularly FOOSH'd while going for a swim. First aider insisted on ice packs etc- mainly pride (and a bruised bum) that's injured!— Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux) January 9, 2013
And Professor Chris Ham (@profchrisham), chief executive of The King's Fund, suggested an NHS use for Twitter:
Why don't NHS providers actively seek patient feedback on twitter? Would be powerful source of real time intelligence if used well— Chris Ham (@profchrisham) January 8, 2013
To the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US, where the latest in healthcare technology, including a pod where a patient can access heart and ear, nose and throat tests under the instruction of a remote doctor, is being exhibited.
Balanced and thought-provoking blog on GPs, trans health and #TransDocFail by chief executive of the London Friend charity Monty Moncrieff (@MontyMoncrieff).