Your fortnightly GP out on Monday looked at experts' fears a UK-wide GMS contract is now a 'distant memory' and a growing gulf will emerge between England and the Celtic countries. The Francis report into Mid Staffordshire hospital care was published on Wednesday and we reported government action, what it means for GPs, reaction and have video footage of Francis's statement.
Edinburgh's Dr Patricia Elliott (@Trisha_the_doc) reflected after Francis:
Today I am giving a talk to GPs on end of life care in the elderly.Feels v poignant to be doing this just now. So important to get right.— Patricia Elliott (@Trisha_the_doc) February 7, 2013
The value of paperwork over caring concerned south London media GP Dr Rosemary Leonard (@DrRosemaryL) and Devon GP MP Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp):
But it's not all gloom and introspection. Cheshire GP registrar and RCGP associates in training committee chairman Dr Ben Brown @BenjaminCBrown found some joy in one of GPonline.com's most read stories of the week:
Mixed emotions for east Hampshire GP Dr Julian Bashforth (@jules_1979) over Tuesday's gay marriage vote:
Very disappointed that Hampshire MP @cj_dinenage voted against gay marriage yesterday— Julian Bashforth (@jules_1979) February 6, 2013
Something a little bit different from NHS Nene CCG @NHSNene to flag up a cervical screening campaign:
Written pre-Francis but even more interesting afterwards is NHS Doncaster chairman Dr Nick Tupper (@drnicktupper) contribution to our Inside Commissioning blog titled Why business as usual no longer enough when commissioning health.