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

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

#News

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.

 

#OurMostReadStories

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

 

#OurBestReadBlog

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

 

#TwitterQ&AWithLordHowe

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.

#FestiveFirstAid

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

 

#Twitter

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:

 

 


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