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.
For the record: pole dancing is NOT easy. You have to be very strong indeed!— Dr Christian Jessen (@DoctorChristian) June 26, 2013
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.
@andyburnhammp to be fair, Andy, I have been arguing the case for integrated care for years!— Norman Lamb (@normanlamb) June 26, 2013
£3bn on joint NHS & social care out of total £120bn? Bet much of this already happening. Need full integration. Unambitious, George #SR2013— Liz Kendall MP (@leicesterliz) June 26, 2013
£3bn announced as joint health & social care for integrated commissioning v encouraging but need to see the detail— Sarah Wollaston MP (@drwollastonmp) June 26, 2013
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:
#ARMlive Laurence Buckman gives his last ARM speech as Chair of GPC: as always, a barnstormer "robustly" defending pts and doctors alike :-)— Tom Dolphin (@thomasdolphin) June 26, 2013
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.
http://t.co/sdx5CxPiat David Nicholson blogs... and nobody comments (or has everyone breached the moderator's rules?!)— j farrington-douglas (@joefd) June 26, 2013