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Top 5 articles this week
1. Physios to bypass GPs in prescribing overhaul
2. Millions of hospital data errors 'threaten GP commissioning'
3. All children will be immunised against flu, ministers confirm
4. CCGs have no right to manage GPs, warns GPC
5. GPs demand right to second opinion on sickness benefit claimants
#weekinreview has an Olympics theme in honour of tomorrow's opening ceremony, its rumoured NHS tribute and the historic London Games. Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (@trishgreenhalgh), a volunteering GP at the Olympic polyclinic in Stratford, east London, is getting into the swing of things. She Twitpic-ed:
We try to make the athletes feel at home twitter.com/trishgreenhalg…— Trisha Greenhalgh (@trishgreenhalgh) July 26, 2012
'Increasingly politicised propofologist' Dave Jones (@welsh_gas_doc) is in upbeat mood. He tweeted:
If the rest of the Olympic schedules are going to consist of Ab Fab and Tom Daley shows, perhaps it's not going to be that bad.— Dave Jones (@welsh_gas_doc) July 23, 2012
London GP registrar and chairman of the RCGP's associates in training committee Dr Stuart Sutton (@StuSutton) is keen to #savethesurprise despite attending an opening ceremony rehearsal. He tweeted:
Elsewhere Labour continued its bid to expose NHS failings under the coalition government's stewardship. Retired GP Dr Eric Rose (@DoctorAngry) tweeted:
@andyburnhammpBlair said booking GP appointment should be easy as buying air tkt Try doing that when the plane is full. We need more GPs— Eric Rose (@DoctorAngry) July 25, 2012
@rogerthedoctor prefer that to the smell of stale urine so often a mark of the consultation with the incontinent— Michaelingram (@drmikeingram) July 19, 2012
New to Twitter is York-based NHS Commissioning Board national director for transformation Jim Easton (@jimeaston8). This week's tweets include:
Agree primary care key to solution @clarercgp - but not just more of the current model?Potentially great opportunities.— Jim Easton (@jimeaston8) July 23, 2012
Our most popular blog of the week was Money Talks by specialist medical accountant Laurence Slavin (@laurieslavin) on funding cuts intensifying GP waiting room dramas.