#weekinreview - 6 July

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


There was no GP magazine this week but you can keep up with all the news relevant to GPs each day at GPonline.com. The next issue of GP is dated 18 July.

Exclusive content this week includes video from Commissioning 2012 featuring GPs quizzing health secretary Andrew Lansley, clinical commissioning group leads questioning commissioning czar Dame Barbara Hakin as well as best practice case studies involving many clinical conditions.


Top 5 articles this week

1. CCGs will disappear like fundholding, top manager warns

2. Telehealth 'three times over NICE cost limit'

3. GPs should screen millions for dementia, MPs say

4. Lack of money forces CCGs to cut GP roles

5. CCGs to reward practices financially for staying in budget


Been outside this week? GP, national clinical advisor to the Care Quality Commission and past president of both the BMA and RCGP Dr David Haslam (@DahDoc) summed up the weather in Wimbledon’s second week:


Fancy a Quickie? Peter Boyle, sexual health coordinator for the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, presents short videos aimed at passing on important sexual health messages in a quick and entertaining way to encourage gay and bisexual men to share them with friends via social media.

1. Reasons why condoms might break.



BMA Council member and GP Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) was spreading the love:

RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) doesn’t want GPs blamed for the unsustainable deficits facing commissioners:




Fresh from explaining his rationing investigation results on Radio 5 Live, Radio 2 and Sky News GP deputy news editor Tom Moberly (@TomMoberly) blogged about health secretary Andrew Lansley’s view rationing is in decline:

The fact that the NHS needs to ration treatment is politically awkward. But it is happening and it is necessary.

'To deny rationing is happening is no answer to the politically difficult decisions facing the NHS. What is really needed is a public debate on the issue, and a national list of what treatments the NHS will, and will not, fund.'

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