Your all-new, fortnightly, 84-page GP was out Monday and featured how GP contract reforms were taking shape, including how £200m may be stripped from QOF pay in England and a compromise deal on GP out-of-hours responsibility could see GMS contract negotiations concluded within weeks. Our next issue (available on iPad first) is shaping up to be a whopping 96 pages!
Inside Commissioning's (@INCommissioning) Why a seven-day service will be good for GPs and patients by Dr David Geddes (@DavidGeddes3), a York GP and head of primary care commissioning at NHS England (@NHSEngland). It was also the site's most-commented piece ever.
Are GPs to become A&E doctors in disguise?
@scottishphil83 but GPs are not AE doctors in disguise. I worry about us being used in this way though I know direction if travel is such— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) October 31, 2013
Are commercialism and competition undermining the NHS as a High Court appeal hearing confirmed health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) acted unlawfully in approving plans to downgrade Lewisham hospital?
A clock change #fail:
Girlfriend woke me at 0510 this morning telling me to get up. Somebody forgot to change re clocks didn't they..! #sleepfail— Will Rook (@williamrook) October 29, 2013
Good luck to all the Movember GPs. Get in touch if you'd like some coverage.
No, you weren't imagining it, #WeekInReview's favourite band did make the last issue of GP:
We're in GP Magazine! No not the Grand Prix type of GP, the medical type... http://t.co/haq94dOyIT— The Wurzels (@TheWurzels) October 29, 2013
And, finally, to rock bible the Metro (@MetroUK) for our gaffe of the week:
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