#WeekInReview - 12 December: CQC naming and shaming, #surgerylive and #AskLordHowe

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

Dr Bunstone:  pioneered #surgerylive, tweeting the day in a life of a surgery
Dr Bunstone: pioneered #surgerylive, tweeting the day in a life of a surgery


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.



1. GPs denied patient DES pay

2. Practices face huge losses as PMS review looms

3. Exclusive: Cuts to QOF trigger swings in GP income

4. GP locum costs deal agreed for PMS practices

5. GPC hits out at 'simplistic' ranking of GP cancer referrals



Abandon those who prefer A&E, offer new ways to interact or learn to make skinny mochas by Dr Custodes.


GPs were unhappy about the emphasis placed on the reporting of the CQC's publication.



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 neil.durham@haymarket.com.

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