#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)

#News

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.

 

#MostReadStories

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

 

#GPPoleDanceOfTheWeek

 

 

#VideoOfTheWeek

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

 

#Twitter

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:

 

 #BestReadBlog

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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