#WeekInReview - 24 October: Goodbye NHS Direct, new Nicholson, #WearAHoodie and The Wurzels

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


Your next issue of your all-new, fortnightly GP is going to press now and will be with you first via iPad tomorrow afternoon and in print on Monday. In a week when it was shirt-on not shirt-off for health minister Dr Dan Poulter's annual flu jab, we splash on what the new 2014/15 GMS contract will look like.

The successor to NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson was unveiled on Wednesday. It was goodbye NHS Direct on Thursday.

  In other Somerset-based, 'scrumpy and western' GP fundraiser news:






1. GMC to face High Court challenge over fairness of CSA test

2. GP complaints force NHS 111 action

3. NICE sets out bid to slash QOF workload

4. GPs could oversee out-of-hours care from 2014, GPC says  

5. GPs refuse to police NHS access in £500m migrant fees plan



Our best read blog was Dr Chris Lancelot's (@DrChrisLancelot) NHS England (@NHSEngland) is behaving like a person with no sensory system.



Do young doctors enjoy banter - political or otherwise? 




 Is the government's energy policy indicative of the NHS's future?  



  And, finally, our Everton-supporting shadow health secretary cracks a footy-related funny:


  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 weekend!

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