#WeekInReview - 18 October: New GP contract, #BestPracticeUK and Dr Dan's disco days

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

Semi-naked health minister receives flu jab.
Semi-naked health minister receives flu jab.

#News

 

#WeekInReview was at the National Association of Primary Care's (@NAPC_NHS) Best Practice event (@BestPracticeUK #BestPracticeUK) in Birmingham where health minister Lord Howe said GP contract negotiations were 'moving to a very constructive stage'Later GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey) said GP contract talks could be settled 'within weeks'.

In other news, NICE (@NICEcomms) set out its bid to slash QOF workload.

 

#OurBestReadStories

 

1. Exclusive: Appraisal chaos delays GP revalidation

2. Seven-day GP plan sparks funding fears

3. Single-handed GPs targeted in radical NHS London reform plan

4. NICE sets out bid to slash QOF workload

5. Patients protest over draconian DES funding decision

 

#OurBestReadBlog

 

Our most popular blog was Colin Cooper's (@coopercolin) What Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) was really thinking at the RCGP (@RCGP) conference - in pictures.

 

#Twitter

 

Tales of health minister Dr Dan Poulter's disco days have reached #WeekInReview:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, finally, proof, were it needed, that there really is no hiding on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: #weekinreview is only as sharp and funny as the material you supply. If you've any suggested material, use the hashtag #weekinreview or DM @neildurham via that Twitter thingy. Have a great weekend!

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