Your next GP is out Monday and this week GPonline.com revealed the RCGP (@RCGP) and the Patients Association (@patientsassoc) have demanded urgent talks with health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) to discuss the 'crisis' in general practice, broke the news that Londonwide LMCs chief executive Dr Michelle Drage (@michelledrage) and Dr Fay Wilson (@fay481), chief executive of out-of-hours provider Badger, were planning a joint GPC chairwoman bid and that GPC Wales had elected Dr Charlotte Jones as its first female chair.
Happy birthday for tomorrow to an NHS showing no signs of retirement. Thanks to @nhschoices for this interesting timeline of the NHS' 65-year history.
Just found out from PQ that Tories have no events planned to mark #NHS65. Clearly doesn't fit with their political campaign to run it down.— Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) July 3, 2013
Look out for an opinion piece about the NHS' 65th birthday by RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) here on GPonline.com tomorrow.
The coalition government lurched to the right to appeal to UKIP voters as it launched a DH crackdown on so-called 'health tourists':
Bureaucracy of system to collect health payments might cost more than is collected @BBCNewsChannel— Richard Vautrey (@rvautrey) July 3, 2013
Right - must get off to work to go and deny care to those in need based on their UK Border Agency status - just what I became a GP to do :(— Stuart Sutton (@StuSutton) July 3, 2013
Wales took some positive organ donor action:
GPs were leading the High Court fight to stop the downgrading of south London's Lewisham hospital:
MP's set up an independent body that proposes they should be paid £10000 more. Independent of what, the real world? Outrageous #bbcdp— Tom Hannan (@DrTomHannan) July 1, 2013
Dr Steve Kell (@SteveKellGP), co-chairman of NHS Clinical Commissioners (@NHSCC) leadership group and chairman of Bassetlaw CCG in Nottinghamshire (@BassetlawCCG), wrote Cutting CCG running costs will make some unsustainable for our sister site Inside Commissioning.
Devon GP turned MP Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp) on the final Question Time #BBCQT before the summer on BBC1 at 10.35pm tonight from Basildon, Essex.