Your fortnightly GP is out on Monday (18 February) and this week's online-only exclusives included an interview with Scotland's health minister Alex Neil who is 'relaxed' about creating a breakaway Scottish GP contract if BMA leaders back it.
England health minister Lord Howe's prediction that 2013 would be one of the NHS's 'best years' attracted much GP comment.
1. CCG constitution breach could trigger GP contract termination
2. DH warns GPs over diabetes test strips
3. Viewpoint: How CCGs save money by choosing private sector over NHS
4. Lord Howe: 2013 will be 'best year' for NHS
5. Virgin Care beats 17 bids to take over Dorset APMS practice
Flipping 'eck! Dr Julian Huppert (@julianhuppert), a former research scientist and Lib Dem MP for Cambridge, was victorious (for the second year running) in the annual parliamentary pancake race.
To BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour list of the top 100 most powerful women featuring England CMO Professor Dame Sally Davies at six and including RCGP chairman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp).
The Francis report into failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust came under the spotlight again this week with GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) and GP MP Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp) looking for accountability at the very top.
I know some great NHS managers, many of whom would do a better job than David Nicholson. The trouble is, they're not going to get a chance— Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) February 12, 2013
David Nicholson would set an example of leaders taking responsibility for their organisations not scapegoating, if he stepped down #Francis— Sarah Wollaston MP (@drwollastonmp) February 7, 2013
It was Valentine's Day on Thursday and BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) was spreading the love:
Happy valentines day to everyone! Let's love our partners elders parents younger ones and respect them each day! Spread love and peace"— Dr Kailash Chand OBE (@KailashChandOBE) February 14, 2013
A recommended read via Dr Stuart Sutton (@StuSutton), former chairman of the RCGP's associates in training committee and now co-chairman of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists), of work by east London GP Dr Jonathon Tomlinson (@mellojonny):