#weekinreview - 25 January: #wholepersoncare, loo birth and naked billiards

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

Andy Burnham: CCGs to become advisory bodies to health and wellbeing boards.
Andy Burnham: CCGs to become advisory bodies to health and wellbeing boards.


Your all-new fortnightly GP splashed on Monday on how the QOF is changing faster than ever, with a look at what the future of the 'tick-box' framework holds for GPs.


1. GPs face £100,000 service charge

2. GPs warned against rushing to make staff redundant

3. How QOF is evolving

4. Cholesterol drug recalled over side effect fears

5. Second wave of CCGs authorised with some facing staff imposition



To The King's Fund (@TheKingsFund) in London on Thursday, where Labour shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (@AndyBurnhammp) told GP's Marina Soteriou (@Marina_Soteriou) how he would like to see GPs' and CCGs' roles change.

Event hashtag #wholepersoncare was trending during the launch. GPonline.com has the entire 38-minute speech available to watch.



GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey) sounds a quality premium warning: 


#weekinreview's new favourite media GP Dr Ellie Cannon (@Dr_Ellie) on an unusual consult:


Heartening snow news from @AlysonReay:


Unintended snow consequences from Dr Gandalf @DrGandalf52:


Shadow health minister Jamie Reed (@jreedmp) focusing on the pressing issues of the day:



GPonline.com's most popular blog of the week was Quality premium - opportunities and challenges for GPs by NHS Doncaster CCG chairman Dr Nick Tupper @DrNickTupper which was retweeted a record 37 times.

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