#weekinreview - 22 March: #RCGPSoMe, Lilley v NHS Confederation and GMS deal

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

Professor Clare Gerada: Why GPs should embrace social media.
Professor Clare Gerada: Why GPs should embrace social media.


Your fortnightly GP revealed what the DH's IT plans mean for GPs and included detail of the 2013/14 GMS contract deal. RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) explained why GPs should embrace social media as it published guidance.


1. DH reveals full detail of 2013/14 GP contract deal

2. GPs face QOF overhaul as DH reveals changes to contract

3. Exclusive: Practices at risk as future LES funding 'uncertain'

4. GPs face real-terms 2013/14 pay cut as Hunt rejects DDRB advice

5. QOF hypertension target 'will lose practices money'


Healthcare commentator Roy Lilley (@RoyLilley) and NHS Confederation deputy director of communications Roger Davidson (@DavidsonRoger) fell out:



To the Twittersphere where RCGP curriculum director Dr Ben Riley (@drbenriley) debated the first social media guidelines for UK GPs.







GPonline.com's most-read blog of the week was Inside Commissioning's How CCGs and health and wellbeing boards can be more effective by NHS Doncaster CCG chairman Dr Nick Tupper (@drnicktupper).

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