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.
Christmas practice opening hours and NHS England's Dr Scrooge by Dr Chris Lancelot (@DrChrisLancelot).
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.
.@andyburnhammp Access needs 2 be improved, but 48 hr target inappropriately prioritises acute self-limiting probs. Not good use of resource— Dr Maureen Baker (@Maureenrcgp) December 18, 2013
And, finally, health minister Lord Howe thinks GPs should work more efficiently to open seven days a week but is it a good thing?
Thank you to this mystery man.... pic.twitter.com/MEHqHk0pOg— Stephanie Blease (@StephanieBlease) December 18, 2013
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