#WeekInReview - 20 December: Baker v Burnham over 48-hour access, #AskLordHowe and Xmas

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

Dr Baker and Mr Burnham disagreed over 48-hour access to GP appointments
Dr Baker and Mr Burnham disagreed over 48-hour access to GP appointments

#News

 

The Christmas edition of GP is available now on iPad only. Our next full edition is dated 6 January. Health minister Lord Howe agreed to answer our readers' questions on the GP contract and we have the live #AskLordHowe webchat in full.

 

#OurMostReadStories

1. Exclusive: GPs warned over accepting Christmas gifts from patients

2. £30,000 per practice for named clinician role

3. GP access in core hours faces NHS England scrutiny

4. Keogh seven-day NHS plans to boost hospital support for GPs

5. NHS England Christmas GP opening plan 'unjustifiable'

 

#OurBestReadBlog

 

Christmas practice opening hours and NHS England's Dr Scrooge by Dr Chris Lancelot (@DrChrisLancelot).

 

#Twitter

 

New RCGP chairman Dr Maureen Baker (@MaureenRCGP) took to Twitter to attack shadow health secretary Andy Burnham's (@AndyBurnhamMP) call for the reintroduction of 48-hour targets for GP appointments.

 

 

 

 




 

 




And, finally, health minister Lord Howe thinks GPs should work more efficiently to open seven days a week but is it a good thing? 

 

 

 

 



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