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.
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).
@doctorchristian Did you use the word that has sexual connetations deliberately to add to the voyarism?— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) October 7, 2012
Does anyone find Supersize sexual in any way? Head of collage of GPs @clarercgp seems to find it so. Worried!— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) October 7, 2012
@doctorchristian So why not just say "brand new…." you're advertising a programme where people take their clothes off. Be sensitive— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) October 7, 2012
In other news, some unexpected Scandinavian five-a-day sauce from BBC and south London GP Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL):
A novel scandinavian way to encourage you to get your 5-a-day bit.ly/QSgZRi— Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) October 10, 2012
And a big #weekinreview welcome to @MrsMillsST with wise Gangnam Style-themed advice for us all:
Teen has Gangnam Style tattooed on arm, says she'll never regret it. Course she won't. Wish I didn't have Agadoo though on-msn.com/UIRCVI— MrsMills (@MrsMillsST) October 11, 2012
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.