#WeekInReview - 31 October: Seven-day GPs, GPs in A&E, #savetheNHS, #Movember & LouLou Reed

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

Dr Kailash Chand: 'Commercialism, competition, patronage and fear are undermining the NHS.'
Dr Kailash Chand: 'Commercialism, competition, patronage and fear are undermining the NHS.'


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!



1. Primary care 'not fit for modern NHS', says senior NHS England official

2. High GP appraisal rates fail to prevent revalidation deferral

3. GPs set for £200m QOF losses

4. GP out-of-hours group pulls out of Serco talks

5. Shingles vaccine stocks may run out, officials warn





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?







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:









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:








And, finally, to rock bible the Metro (@MetroUK) for our gaffe of the week:








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