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.
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student Clarissa Gurbani (@medixcited) flagged up Dumb Ways To Die which boasts lyrics including: 'Eat medicine that's out of date, use your private parts as piranha bait'.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.
Really cute but morbid song... Hope I don't see any of you in A&E! bit.ly/SwAex4— clarissa gurbani (@medixcited) November 16, 2012
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.
"Hakin: Bear with managers trying to do 2 jobs." Had to read 3 times before realised HSJ wasn’t CALLING Hakin a bearhsj.co.uk/5052082.articl…— Rachel Carrell (@RachCarrell) November 22, 2012
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:
Have to find ways of delivering better care at local level despite challenges of ageing population Jeremy Hunt #nhsalliance2012— Dr Sam Barrell (@SamBarrell1) November 22, 2012
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.