#weekinreview - 11 October

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

Are you getting your five-a-day?
Are you getting your five-a-day?


This week GP magazine revealed exclusively an RCGP warning that GPs could be forced unfairly to undergo remediation when revalidation starts because of 'tremendous variability' in the handling of complaints.

GP editor-in-chief Colin Cooper (@coopercolin) interviewed Professor Nigel Sparrow, the RCGP's revalidation lead, at the RCGP conference last week in Glasgow about how revalidation for GPs will work.

Want to know what went on in Glasgow? GP produced daily editions from the conference and our coverage includes exclusive video, news and features.



1. Judicial review launched into 45m Virgin takeover of children's services in Devon

2. Flu jab deliveries delayed

3. PCTs ready to expand any qualified provider policy this month

4. NHS Employers says salaried GPs' pay should be frozen

5. GPs face unfair remediation threat



Is 'brand spanking new' an appropriate way to describe Channel 4's latest series of Supersize vs Superskinny? Odd spellings aside, that was the meat of #weekinreview's Twitter spat of the week featuring regulars SvS presenter Dr Christian Jessen (@drchristian) and RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp).














In other news, some unexpected Scandinavian five-a-day sauce from BBC and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL):






And a big #weekinreview welcome to @MrsMillsST with wise Gangnam Style-themed advice for us all: 






Thanks to Inside Commissioning blogger Dr Steve Kell (@SteveKellGP), chairman of Bassetlaw CCG in Nottinghamshire, who compared CCG site authorisation visits to X Factor Boot Camp and was picked up by The Guardian.


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