#weekinreview - 11 November 2011

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

#News

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) gave us an exclusive video interview on Tuesday to mark the launch of Labour’s Drop The Bill campaign.

He then gave the work of @Susie_Sell his retweet seal of approval.

 

 

#Twitter

GP Dr Phil Williams (@ScottishPhil83) seemed to tweet for many in the NHS Thursday: 

 

Locum @GrumpyGP wasn’t sugar-coating his experience of frontline general practice life. He tweeted:

 

Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) was in upbeat learning mode. He tweeted:

#Blogs

#weekinreview is all for worthy NHS bloggage but there’s nothing quite like random subject matter typed by GPs to send pulses racing.

Hello then to NHS GP, author and private MRCGP courses educator Dr Una Coales (@drunacoales) on Sunday’s Miss World 60th anniversary event in London:

It was a brief moment to escape the financial worries of a global recession and enjoy a global charity event which raises funds around the world for Beauty with a Purpose and was viewed by 1 billion worldwide on one quiet Sunday evening.'

 

 

Were #weekinreview to be forced to pick an NHS blog of the week though it would be courtesy of GP Apprentice Dr Anuradha Arasu (@doctoranuarasu). Again.

Looking for a fall guy, or girl, to take the flak? She blogs:

One thing I love about having finished training is that you can blame registrars for everything.' And hurrah for that.

 

#FollowFriday

Individual news streams @CooperColin @EmmaBower @NeilDurham @TomMoberly @NickBostock @emiliereymond @SH_Robinson @Susie_Sell @Abi_Rimmer @AoifeMLynch @pphensler @emiliereymond

 

#Toptweetsnextweek

@Abi_Rimmer from the NHS Employers conference in Liverpool.

 

@SH_Robinson from the Primary Care Rheumatology Society conference in York.

 

Look out also for QOF exception reporting statistics Wednesday and stories from Thursday's GPC meeting.

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