#weekinreview - 3 August

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

No pressure on the Olympians in the athletes' village (Professor Trisha Greenhalgh)
No pressure on the Olympians in the athletes' village (Professor Trisha Greenhalgh)


There’s no GP magazine this week but you can keep up to date with all the primary care news and features that matter, here at GPOnline.com. Follow @gponlinenews on Twitter for updates of all the latest news and features to appear on the web. The next issue of GP is dated 15 August.

Top 5 articles this week

1. Map of CCG authorisation waves
2. Commissioning Outcomes Framework targets revealed by NICE
3. GPs demand one month's notice for CQC inspection
4. GP prescribing spend falls: graphical view
5. NHS Commissioning Board sets out list of CCG duties



Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (@trishgreenhalgh), a volunteering GP at the Olympic polyclinic in Stratford, east London, has been documenting her experience through the medium of Twitter. She tweeted:

and also:


A tribute to the NHS featured in the Olympics opening ceremony a week ago but former footballer Stan Collymore had his own words of praise. He tweeted:

But it's not all Olympics joy. London/Surrey GP Dr Hamed Khan (@drhamedkhan) strikes a cautionary note. He tweeted:

Geriatrician and stroke physician in training (@northern_doctor) is feeling both unloved and uncomfortable. He tweeted:



This week's most popular GPOnline.com blog was by GP news editor Nick Bostock (@nickbostock) about the NHS and the Olympics opening ceremony. 


In the gold medal tradition of saving the best until last, #weekinreview regular and Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) has an unforgettable Olympic recommendation. He tweeted:



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