#weekinreview - 28 March: Britnell in Louboutins, #NHS111 fears and Burnham backs Bugg

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

Mark Britnell: Call to don Louboutins for NHS England role.
Mark Britnell: Call to don Louboutins for NHS England role.

#News

Your fortnightly GP is out Monday but our website GPonline.com has been covering all the primary care news that matters in what has been a busy NHS week. NHS England, formerly the NHS Commissioning Board, published four new 2013/14 DESs, the CQC revealed 2013/14 practice fees, the DH response to Francis raised the prospect of practice ratings and the soft-launch of NHS 111 floundered.

 

#MostReadStories 

1. GPs to check millions for dementia, DES plans show

2. GP co-ops step in as NHS 111 roll-out flounders

3. GPs face 142% pension contributions hike

4. GPC warns DESs may not be financially viable

5. DH reveals full detail of 2013/14 GP contract deal

 

#Twitter

It's all change in the NHS next week as CCGs take over from PCTs although a question mark hangs over the ability of NHS 111 to fulfil its role as highlighted by RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) and GPC deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey).

 

 

 

The switch to CCGs means the NHS departure of many managers as former NHS London chief executive Dame Ruth Carnall (@RuthCarnall) and GP comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) discussed. But where will they go?

 

 

 

 

 

#RecordOfTheWeek

Looking for an Easter weekend soundtrack recommendation? Let shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) and NHS England deputy medical director Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) be your musical guides.

 

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

Our most read blog was Inside Commissioning's Adapting remote monitoring via telehealth in your CCG's practices - part 3: smoking cessation by Professor Ruth Chambers.

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