#weekinreview - 26 July: Dementia diagnosis waits, HIV and crystal meth, #RoyalBaby and #NAPCAwards

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

Picture: Dr Elizabeth Johnston
Picture: Dr Elizabeth Johnston


The latest edition of GP was published Monday and featured the exclusive results of an investigation finding elderly patients are waiting up to a year for a dementia diagnosis (covered by both The Independent and The Telegraph), exclusive Freedom of Information Act findings about attacks on GPs and an interview with Dr Charlotte Jones, the GPC's first female chair.



1. CCG membership forces half of GPs to change clinical practice

2. Health checks relaunched to target 15m patients

3. QOF 'damaging patient-centred care', study finds

4. Primary care must take on greater urgent care role, MPs warn

5. CCG faces £2m funding gap after overnight cut



Not much coverage of the #RoyalBaby in the national media but here's how GPs reacted: 








Looking for the leading thinking about redesigning healthcare? Look no further than our recently launched Inside Commissioning (@INCommissioning) site, which also includes individual pages for each of England's 211 CCGs.


The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) (@NAPC_NHS) is looking for the poster boy/girl of the NHS reforms.



Thoughtful blog by Monty Moncrieff (@MontyMoncrieff), chief executive of LGBT charity London Friend, about commissioning, HIV and crystal methamphetamine.




But don't just take it from @jamie_wallis. Two of our titles have been shortlisted in the 2013 PPA Digital Publishing Awards: the GP iPad edition for Digital Magazine Of the Year and App Of the Year and Medeconomics (@MedeconomicsUK) for Innovation Of the Year.

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