#weekinreview - 25 October

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

Gruesome maggot cakes anyone? yum yum
Gruesome maggot cakes anyone? yum yum


GP revealed exclusively this week that restrictions on GP minor surgery have cut practice income by up to £32,400 a year, damaged the profession's skill base and wasted millions of pounds, according to the RCGP.

Read GP expert view by Dr Brian Malcolm, associate specialist and GPSI in dermatology in Devon online only.

GP contract negotiations broke down dramatically this week with ministers threatening to impose a GMS pay uplift of 1.5% in return for significant extra workload. QOF looks set for its biggest ever change under the plans. The DH also wants to scrap MPIG by 2021.



1. Angry BMA rejects 1.5% GP pay deal

2. QOF set for 'biggest ever change' in DH overhaul

3. DH to scrap MPIG by 2021 in huge funding overhaul

4. Limits on GP minor surgery cost £57m

5. PCTs abandon funding for homeopathy



Looking for graphic illustrations of medical conditions and symptoms in sugar, chocolate or sponge form? And, frankly, who isn't on the cusp of Halloween? #weekinreview regular Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) points you in the direction of London's Pathology Museum.




Surrey GP and #weekinreview regular Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) replied:


GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey) making his position on the DH contract negotiations stance clear.


Leeds GP, RCGP Yorkshire treasurer and First5 lead Dr Lindsay Moran (@lindsmoran) retweeted our Inside Commissioning blog by the National Association of Primary Care president.

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