Your all-new fortnightly GP isn't out this week but highlights of GPonline.com coverage include leading healthcare lawyer Lynne Abbess on how to ensure your GP partnership is fit for 2013 and your chance to see the first Nobel Laureate to give an eponymous RCGP lecture, Professor Amartya Sen.
Thursday was all about the Leveson report but how could it affect GPs?
1. GPs who fail to update their partnership deed could see their practice closed down
2. LMCs to debate boycott of CQC and commissioning
3. Practices face 48-hour notice for CQC inspection
4. GPs are 'overstretched', health secretary admits
5. Large practices and subcontracted care key to NHS integration, says Monitor
Thanks to Nick Bennett (@peds_id_doc), assistant professor in pediatric infectious diseases.
Joining in the meme - when you don't need antibiotics. twitter.com/peds_id_doc/st…— Nick Bennett (@peds_id_doc) November 27, 2012
Was potential industrial action discussed at the last GPC meeting in the wake of the GMS contract negotiations breakdown? East Sussex LMC chairman, GPC member, 'geocacher and bird-watcher' Dr Russell Brown (@drbrown1970) wasn't telling but we love the name of his blog.
This month's GPC report is now up at thebrownstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/gpc-re… but it doesn't say much, just to warn you...— Russell Brown (@drbrown1970) November 27, 2012
GP and Devon MP Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp) was in uncompromising mood over dispensing practices allegedly insisting on inducements to prescribe.
Also contacted by drug co concerned that some dispensing practices insisting on inducements to prescribe. I have asked them to # name&shame— Sarah Wollaston MP (@drwollastonmp) November 26, 2012
#weekinreview's new favourite media GP Dr Ellie Cannon (@Dr_Ellie) feared she would be up to her elbows in ... well, ...
Thanks to the joy that is Norovirus, I shall be talking, writing and no doubt seeing a lot of vomit this week!#loveMyJob— Dr Ellie Cannon (@Dr_Ellie) November 27, 2012
And a *cheerupface* to fellow media medic Dr Roger Henderson (@rogerthedoctor) who wasn't feeling the love.
Patient just called me 'buddy' and for some reason that's irritated me more than the usual (and tedious) c*** or f *****g w****r. Odd.— Dr Roger Henderson (@rogerthedoctor) November 27, 2012
To #weekinreview regular Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) for a final Movember lowdown.
Movember 28th. Thinking of losing the handlebars. What d'you reckon? uk.movember.com/mospace/1954756 instagr.am/p/SkqIqOyxL1/— Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) November 28, 2012
Our most popular blog of the week was by the Nuffield Trust (@NuffieldTrust) entitled GP super- partnerships: a route to integrated care?