#weekinreview - 28 June: GP pole dances, #ARMLive, #WONCA2013 and #LGBThealthcare

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

Dr Jessen: Pole dancing requires great strength (Image by Aoife Lynch)
Dr Jessen: Pole dancing requires great strength (Image by Aoife Lynch)


This fortnight's GP out Monday reveals practices are rejecting new QOF targets and enhanced service work due to mounting pressure on workload, analyses whether the NHS can escape a GP workforce crisis and publishes the winners of this year's GP Enterprise Awards.

Elsewhere, the RCGP warned government plans for a £3.8bn pooled budget to boost health and social care integration could divert funding from primary care and intensify the GP crisis, and doctors backed a no confidence vote in health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) at the BMA's annual representative meeting (ARM) in Edinburgh.



1. NICE may force U-turn on changes to QOF

2. Exclusive: Thousands of GPs reject new QOF and DES targets

3. Exclusive: Over 100 practices inspected by the CQC

4. 'Inhumane' GMC text messages leave GPs distressed

5. DH attack on GPs over out-of-hours backfired, says BMA






Confused about the NHS reforms? Let The King's Fund (@TheKingsFund) explain.



To Westminster for reaction to the coalition government's 2015/16 spending plans. Who's idea was it to fund health and social care integration? Is there enough cash? Where's the detail? Political Twitter handbags/manbags ahoy.





To Prague in the Czech Republic and #WONCA2013 (20th World Conference Family Medicine - Care For Generations):



To Edinburgh and #ARMLive where outgoing GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman did not disappoint:



GP accountant Laurence Slavin's (@LaurieSlavin) Using GPs pre-appointment to manage patient demand. Honourable mention to the first effort by outgoing NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson.








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