#WeekInReview - 5 December: #FestiveFirstAid, #PutPatientsFirst, #NHSXmasNo1 & #Movember

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


Your all-new, fortnightly 68-page edition of GP is out Monday but available first on Friday afternoon via our award-winning app. This fortnight's issue includes the first regular column by new RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker (@maureenrcgp) during which she talks about the college's #PutPatientsFirst campaign.



1. CQC inspections reducing GPs to tears, LMC warns

2. GP blows whistle on terror suspect

3. Flu vaccination missed for thousands of children as uptake falters

4. Jeremy Hunt could hand GPs control of district nursing

5. GP practice to star in reality television show



GMS contract changes look increasingly positive by accountant Laurence Slavin (@Laurie_Slavin).



We now have a fixed date for our Twitter Q&A with health minister Lord Howe about the 2014/15 GMS contract. Join us on Twitter at #AskLordHowe at 10am on Thursday 19 December or submit questions in advance to neil.durham@haymarket.com.


Planning the practice's/office's Christmas party? Some sobering statistics to bear in mind. Illustration courtesy of http://www.vikingdirect.ie/ Click on the image to make it bigger



Lots of CQC (@CQC) criticism this week but, more importantly, are the fish safe?


X Factor (@TheXFactor) or the NHS for the Christmas number 1?


And, finally, #Movember ends:



DISCLAIMER: #WeekInReview is only as sharp and funny as the material you supply. If you've any suggested material, use the hashtag #WeekInReview or DM @neildurham via that Twitter thingy. Have a great weekend!

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