Your next fortnightly GP is out on Monday but this week's online-only stories include the news that a PCT cluster has closed a loophole in its APMS contracts by adding a clause to prevent primary care becoming a 'commodity traded in the private market'.
The BMA also launched a survey asking GPs whether they would quit the NHS because of 2013/14 GMS contract changes.
RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada's Vauxhall surgery was relocated in the aftermath of the London helicopter crash on Wednesday.
#weekinreview's featured Gangnam Style-handwashing encouragement and now we highlight the work of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (@DBH_NHSFT) (see main image and below) where staff have transformed into some of the UK's most iconic soap stars for a campaign encouraging people to wash their hands.
Wartime RAF command board makes interesting backdrop for any meeting twitter.com/SteveKellGP/st…— Steve Kell (@SteveKellGP) January 15, 2013
A big empathic 'aaaw' for Manchester doctor DanielS (@Danielf90):
Lat night, I held a patient's hand and gave her a hug because she was scared about her surgery. Sometimes, I love my job!— Daniel S (@Danielf90) January 16, 2013
Last week's #weekinreview featured #TransDocFail ahead of the #transphobia debate but it's not all bad news for GPs as equality and diversity specialist Christine Burns (@christineburns) reveals:
Just received a nice report that someone's mum saw one of our trans GP posters in waiting room of a surgery in Poulton. twitter.com/christineburns…— Christine Burns (@christineburns) January 15, 2013
#weekinreview regular and Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) wasn't alone in feeling let down by former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong:
A worrying note on which to end from inner city GP principal Dr Richard Ma (@Richard_GP):
Such shame about HMV &Jessops; I also badly miss my local Borders bookshop. When are GP surgeries next in the firing line?— Richard Ma (@Richard_GP) January 15, 2013
Will the government keep its NHS promises asks GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@DrPhilHammond)?