#weekinreview - 23 November

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

Dumb Ways To Die video
Dumb Ways To Die video

#News

This fortnight's exclusive GP investigation by departing deputy news editor Tom Moberly (@TomMoberly) found GPs increasingly have to fight to obtain NHS treatment for their patients as managers raise the limits on access to care.

Full results, analysis, reaction and Tom's blog available only online.

It won coverage in the  Guardian, Telegraph, Express and paywalled Times.

#MostReadStories

1 Medical services should no longer be at centre of NHS, says Dorrell

2 Exclusive: GPs fighting for patient care as rationing hits access  

3 No room at the top for female GPs?

4 Stress forces many practice managers out

5 Online access to patient records has 'clear confidentiality issues', health minister says

#VideoOfTheWeek

Fourth-year Manchester University medical student Clarissa Gurbani (@medixcited) flagged up Dumb Ways To Die which boasts lyrics including: 'Eat medicine that's out of date, use your private parts as piranha bait'. #weekinreview does not suggest trying this at home.

 

#Twitter

Public health Dr Helen Barratt (@helen_barratt) reacted with an eye-roll to former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins' idea to introduce charging into the NHS.

 

In #susanalbumparty vein, Rachel Carrell (@RachCarrell), CEO of remote healthcare provider DrThom, had to double-take at a headline.

 

To Bournemouth and the NHS Alliance conference #nhsalliance2012 where health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) spoke to a GP audience for the first time. Dr Sam Barrell (@SamBarrell1), chief clinical officer of South Devon and Torbay CCG, tweeted:

 

#FeatOfTheWeek

Brrr! Ultra-marathon GP Dr Andrew Murray won the Antarctic Ice Marathon in three hours and 41 minutes. It's a warm-up for seven ultra-marathons in seven days on seven continents.

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

GPonline.com's most popular blog of the week was by editor-in-chief Colin Cooper (@coopercolin) and headlined Why MPs think CCGs are not the future of commissioning. 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Advance decisions to refuse treatment - what GPs need to know

Advance decisions to refuse treatment - what GPs need to know

A recent case has underlined the need for GPs to communicate a patient’s known wishes...

Law changed to allow physios and paramedics to administer vaccines during pandemic

Law changed to allow physios and paramedics to administer vaccines during pandemic

A wider range of healthcare workers will be allowed to administer flu and potential...

Medicines shortages drive up GP workload as prescribing costs surge £158m

Medicines shortages drive up GP workload as prescribing costs surge £158m

Medicines shortages in England are continuing to drive up GP workload during the...

Arrhythmias - red flag symptoms

Arrhythmias - red flag symptoms

Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview of red flag symptoms in patients with arrhythmias.

How have GP practices fared under CQC inspections?

How have GP practices fared under CQC inspections?

The latest annual report from the CQC sets out ratings for all of the sectors it...

CQC flags concern over GP access despite 2m face-to-face appointments last week

CQC flags concern over GP access despite 2m face-to-face appointments last week

The CQC plans to 'follow up' concerns about access to face-to-face GP services, warning...