GP news reporter Neil Roberts (@Neil_GPMag) spent three days at the Labour conference (#Lab13) in Brighton. His coverage features shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp), Lord Philip Hunt (@LordPhilOfBrum), Labour health spokesman in the Lords, and RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp).
GP senior news reporter Marina Soteriou (@marina_soteriou) will be covering the Conservative conference (#Con13) in Manchester next week for GPonline.com.
GPs suffered a 15% real-terms drop in average income between 2004/5 and 2011/12, figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre released on Wednesday showed.
Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Eddie Izzard @eddieizzard announced he'd stand to be London mayor in 2020:
Brighton Pier - right now pic.twitter.com/jWbrVmVzzQ— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) September 21, 2013
Our best read blog was Inside Commissioning's What CCGs should learn from Hunt's £500m A&E bail-out by regular columnist Paul Corrigan (@paul_corrigan).
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) was in jovial mood after Ed Miliband's (@Ed_Miliband) disastrous/amazing #Lab13 speech:
No love lost between shadow health minister Jamie Reed (@jreedmp) and the health secretary:
@Jeremy_Hunt They don't want an absurd figure like you masquerading as Health Secretary and hiding behind trees. But you know that.— Jamie Reed (@jreedmp) September 23, 2013
A different perspective on the GP pay slump of the last decade:
@nickbostock not bothered about the money am bothered about having space to think and do job well— Mrs Dose (@HappyFamilyDoc) September 25, 2013
A little CCG advice:
@DrJonGriffiths mine usually starts with call from amb. desk at 8pm - 'they're queueing up at A&E sir...' Then 2-4 hrs of tel. calls - enjoy— Jonathon Fagge (@JonNHSNorwich) September 23, 2013
And, finally, why is life often better in Sweden?
What struck me about my last couple of days in Sweden is how few obese people I saw. Child obesity rates are on downward trend across Sweden— Helen Bevan (@helenbevan) September 25, 2013
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