#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

#News

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.

 

#OurMostReadStories

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

 

#OurBestReadBlog

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

#Twitter

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.


 

#AskLordHowe

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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