#weekinreview - 22 August: NHS health checks row, GP footballer, Nicholson's successor and #resultsday

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

London locum GP Dr Jane Simpson has a 'keepy uppy' record of 2,542 Pic: Tom Campbell
London locum GP Dr Jane Simpson has a 'keepy uppy' record of 2,542 Pic: Tom Campbell


Your new fortnightly GP was out Monday and featured results of an exclusive survey finding less than a quarter of GPs think the NHS should offer 'MOT-style' health screening and one in 10 will refuse to offer the checks this year. 

Two days later and it was national news with BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) opposing health checks and our exclusive poll calling for them to be scrapped.

On Saturday RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) appeared on the national news explaining the college's latest poll findings showing more than 80% of GPs said they now have insufficient resources to provide high quality patient care and demanding emergency  investment for GPs at 'breaking point'.



1. GP-led private company can take over 22 practices, watchdog rules

2. Exclusive: CCGs fear costs of NHS 111 collapse

3. RCGP warns NHS health checks are 'waste of money'

4. GP pay must acknowledge recruitment threat, warns GPC

5. Exclusive: Most GPs say their job has become more stressful



Inside Commissioning (@INCommissioning)'s CCG budgets may be cut by NHS England resource allocation review by @TheKingsFund's David Buck was our best read.



The Premiership season started Saturday and this fortnight's GP features an interview with London locum GP Dr Jane Simpson who plays for London Corinthians, has appeared on TV ads for Sky's football coverage and has a 'keepy-uppy' record of 2,542.



To central France where rumours of NHS England's (@NHSEngland) chief executive Sir David Nicholson's replacement are circulating:







It's almost time for the last bank holiday weekend of the year: *cue rain*. Anyone for a bit of Eminem?







Or at least a spot of singing?







It's also GCSE #resultsday but it's not all about the grades:







We've mentioned before how much we love this video but it must be good because it's getting praise from on high:







DISCLAIMER: #weekinreview is only as sharp and funny as the material you supply. If you've any suggested material, use the hashtag #weekinreview or DM @neildurham via that Twitter thingy. Have a great bank holiday weekend!

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