#WeekInReview - 13 February: Care.data controversy, #PutPatientsFirst, #GPconfLDN and #OldSchool

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

Where did I put my stethoscope?
Where did I put my stethoscope?


Your next, all-new, 68-page fortnightly edition of GP is out Monday but you can download it first on our award-winning iPad app tomorrow afternoon. It features an analysis of the PMS and MPIG funding changes facing practices, an exclusive interview with Londonwide LMCs (@LondonwideLMCs) chief executive Dr Michelle Drage (@MichelleDrage) about yesterday's #GPconfLDN and a clinical review of Prader-Willi syndrome.



1. Top GPs warn London politicians of crisis

2. GPs to give statins to millions more patients after major NICE rethink

3. Exclusive: 40% of GMS practices face MPIG loss

4. Could hospitals take over primary care?

5. GPs face bullying over care.data opt-outs, MP warns



What NHS England and the HSCIC (@HSCIC) need to do for care.data to fulfil its potential by Dr Chris Lancelot (@DrChris Lancelot).



Join RCGP (@RCGP) chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker (@RCGPMaureen) for a Twitter debate about its #PutPatientsFirst campaign between 1 and 2pm on Friday:



GP revealed exclusively on Tuesday that 40% of GMS practices face an MPIG loss:



The controversy over care.data continues:







The opportunity for some patient recognition:



And, finally, where did I put my stethoscope?



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