#weekinreview - 16 November

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

Charlie Bit My Finger is a youtube hit
Charlie Bit My Finger is a youtube hit

#News

Your all-new fortnightly GP isn't out this week but deputy editor Neil Durham (@NeilDurham) interviewed health minister Lord Howe who urged Thursday's GPC meeting to think of the patients - not an industrial action ballot. Full interview in our 5 December edition.

GPonline.com also attended the briefing after the GPC meeting. Latest detail on our news page after the noon embargo today.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Exclusive: GPs could take industrial action over contract, warns BMA chief

2. How to reduce unscheduled admissions in the over-75s by 20%

3. NICE withdraws backing for 'life-transforming' asthma drug

4. Online GP consultations 'to become widespread'

5. One in 25 practices yet to register with CQC

 

#VideoOfTheWeek

Charlie Bit My Finger is the title of one of the most-watched amateur videos on YouTube. A GP and nurse at Hillview Surgery, Greenford, west london, have recreated it on their own YouTube channel. More popular is an explanation of ear syringing.

#Twitter

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) launched the NHS Mandate on Tuesday, modestly describing it as 'a historic moment'. Emergency medicine doctor Matt (@themattmak) had his own thoughts.

 

Labour's deputy leader in the Lords Philip Hunt (@lordphilofbrum) was a little more cutting.

 

A heartlift patient for Mail On Sunday GP and Sky News regular Dr Ellie Cannon (@Dr_Ellie):

 

Joy for Dr Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux), chairman of the BMA's junior doctors' committee, and his new career destination.

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

The first meeting of the NHS Commissioning Assembly took place in sunny Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday. GPonline.com's most popular blog of the week is entitled how to deliver improved GP performance in CCGs by Inside Commissioning’s Dr Chris Mimnagh. 

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