Your all-new, fortnightly 68-page GP was out Monday and featured GP leaders warning practices will struggle to cope with patient demand this winter because of a 'relentless' rise in workload and a lack of primary care investment. On Thursday the CQC (@CQC) published its report into poor practices and won extensive media coverage.
GPs were unhappy about the emphasis placed on the reporting of the CQC's publication.
@zetadoc we are saying that majority of practice in England is good - but all reports are published - a minority are totally unacceptable— Prof Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) December 12, 2013
GP failings exposed by inspectors Clearly unacceptable. But please don't tar us all with same brush! http://t.co/5GxCqg4w5V— Mick Leach (@leach_mick) December 12, 2013
GP raised a collective eyebrow at coverage elsewhere:
And, finally, to Penketh Health Centre, on Warrington CCG's patch (@WarringtonCCG), where GP Dr Dan Bunstone (@danbunstone) decided to live tweet a day in the practice's life.
Don't forget if you would like to #AskLordHowe (health minister Lord Howe, via @DHGovUK) a question about the new GP contract via the medium of Twitter use the hashtag between 10 and 11am on Thursday 19 December or email firstname.lastname@example.org.