Your fortnightly GP is available first via iPad tomorrow afternoon and features an exclusive interview with NHS England's (@NHSEngland) new primary care commissioning lead Dr David Geddes (@DavidGeddes3) who explains what will happen to the £200m generated by the PMS review.
Former RCGP chairman Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) was unveiled as the CQC's (@CareQualityComm) first chief inspector of general practice on Wednesday. GP interviewed the GP and Baggies' fan about his motivation and journey from council house to Downing Street earlier this year.
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GPs and NHS commentators were quick to make their views known to primary care's first chief inspector (first day in new job: 30 September):
Oops. I'd imagine "slagging off the new inspector" is probably a big no-no on the GP inspection checklist. *awaits full CQC cavity search*.— Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) August 28, 2013
I think @ProfSteveField is a sound appointment: embedded in GP but a firm believer in driving up quality and tackling unwarranted variance— jonsacker (@jsacker) August 28, 2013
Steve Field as GP C.Inspector - great news 4 patients.Vital that we celebrate the best & take tough action where standards not up 2 scratch.— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) August 29, 2013
Devon GP/MP Dr Sarah Wollaston's (@drwollastonmp) unhappy with David Cameron (@Number10gov) over #Syria:
Parliament is the only opportunity for people to have say on Syria. A whipped vote undermines democracy & is an abuse of power— Sarah Wollaston MP (@drwollastonmp) August 28, 2013
A medical education change sparks concern for the future:
The 1st private medical school in the UK opens its doors in 2015. Will this oversupply lead to medical unemployment? http://t.co/1G8feS3gKE— Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux) August 29, 2013
And, finally, in other news:
I wouldn't usually be happy with burning my finger, but I was ironing naked and feel I got off lightly #optimist— Tom Hannan (@DrTomHannan) August 29, 2013
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