#weekinreview - 20 July

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


This week’s GP magazine features an exclusive investigation finding thousands of girls could be put at risk of cervical cancer because GPs are not being told about schools opting out of the HPV vaccination programme. It also received widespread national newspaper coverage and GP's senior news reporter Marina Soteriou (@marina_soteriou) was interviewed about it for Radio Five Live.

GP's next issue will be dated 15 August. Follow @gponlinenews on Twitter for updates of all the latest news and features to appear on the web.

Top 5 articles this week

1. Exclusive: GPs not told of school HPV opt-outs

2. Devon GPs hit out as Virgin wins 45m children's services deal

3. BMA scraps plan for further industrial action

4. GPs slash antipsychotic prescribing

5. Tackling health deprivation with telehealth in Merseyside



#weekinreview favourite and GP slimmer of the year Dr Arabella Onslow (@DrBellyButton) tweeted a something-for-the-weekend suggestion:


In other news, Thursday’s GPC didn’t take place at its usual central London BMA House venue because of the Olympics. Obviously.

Dr Mike Ingram (@drmikeingram) Hertfordshire GP and LMCs conference deputy chairman, Twitpic-ed from it





Our most popular video of the week, an exclusive nine-minute guided tour of the RCGP’s new £34m central London headquarters undergoing a £38m revamp, sparked the interest of both healthcare commentator Roy Lilley (@RoyLilley) and RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada (@clarercgp).

Lady GaGa's new palace - I hope there is somewhere to park her bike! Very dull video; mainly 2 blokes in hard-hats and high-viz jackets. There is a 'state-room' for entertaining! Somehow makes me think GPs have too much money. Jaw-dropping really. 



The joys of being a locum part gazillion: Dr Richard Fieldhouse (@rafieldhouse), chief executive officer of the National Association of Sessional GPs, tweeted:


#weekinreview regular Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) has his own take on the BMA pensions row:



GP commissioning enthusiasts are often much maligned but a great piece for our Inside Commissioning blog by Dr Vicky Pleydell, healthcare commissioning lead for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby clinical commissioning group (CCG) and a North Yorkshire GP, explains the dilemmas they face.

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