#weekinreview - 19 July: new GPC chairman, #keogh, #heatwave and publish GP revalidation scores?

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

GPC's new chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul. Image: Aoife Lynch
GPC's new chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul. Image: Aoife Lynch


#weekinreview waves a fond farewell to outgoing GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman and bids  a warm welcome to his successor Dr Chaand Nagpaul (@cnagpaul). The new GPC negotiating team will be far less colourful without Dr Buckman, not least because of the absence of comedy ties. A warm welcome back to Dr Beth McCarron-Nash (@BMN73).


GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey) on Dr Buckman's successor: 

Best wishes also from Dr Fay Wilson (@fay481) and Dr Michelle Drage (@michelledrage):


1. England heading for 16,000 GP shortfall, RCGP warns

2. Exclusive: GMC report on MRCGP pass rates delayed

3. Alternative GP contract could drive practice integration

4. Scrapping Liverpool Care Pathway 'must not leave patients in limbo'

5. Diabetes patients 'missing checks for kidney damage'



Phew, what a scorcher! And, no, #weekinreview doesn't just mean the weather. Twitter was the place to be this week for heated primary care-related ill-feeling, argument and debate.


 A robust DH riposte to an accusation of 'shambles' at the heart of government:



Political handbags/manbags ahoy over a report into 14 hospitals in England with the highest death rates:


Anyone for an interesting discussion? Vote in our poll about whether GPs should publish revalidation scores:



Our most read blog of the week was by BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) on #Keogh headlined Individual failing hospitals do not mean the NHS is failing.

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