#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.



#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.




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




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




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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