#weekinreview - 19 August 2011

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


GP deputy news editor Tom Moberly (@tommoberly) examines how value-based pricing will work and how NICE's role is changing.


GP is organising two conferences next month in London. Find out how changes to NHS pensions will affect you on 15 September and about maximising your potential as a locum GP on 27 September.


Why not download the MIMS app now? We've sold over 4,000 to date. Free updates when new information is released.


East London GP Dr Jonathon Tomlinson’s (@mellojonny) blog is usually worth a read. On the UK riots he concludes: ‘Ultimately we need to see our destiny as inextricably linked with those we are so quick to condemn, the solutions we propose, solutions for us all, the pressures to consume and be defined by consumption our shared problem, and their future security our own.’


Who knew RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada @clarercgp was quite so unenthusiastic about the nation’s favourite game? Recent tweets include:

OMG listening to men folk having a quiz about Chelsea FC - boring and why retain such pointless details about men running up and down a field?’

Today we had rugby, football and cricket. Where was the netball, volleyball and badminton? Is sport sexist?

Oh God - the football season is about to restart. Head for the hills.

The football season has started - oh no. I thought we waited till cricket was over.

#Not so exclusive

Congratulations to the Health Service Journal and its exclusive about the NHS Future Forum looking next at integrated care. They could have 'learned' that a month ago had they been reading GPonline.com

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