This week GP magazine splashed on our investigation findings that nearly 80% of PCTs do not have signed leases for all of their GP premises, leaving practices at risk of steep rent rises when PCT estates are transferred to a new management company. Full investigation results including an interactive map available online only.
1. Jeremy Hunt takes health secretary role but policy change 'unlikely'
2. What GPs need to know about health secretary Jeremy Hunt
3. Practices at risk of steep rent rises
4. Lansley out of DH as BMA demands policy shift
5. Timeline: highlights of Andrew Lansley's time as health secretary
It may have seemed to some to be a long time coming but Andrew Lansley was replaced as health secretary on Tuesday by... Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt). Well, #weekinreview didn't see that one coming. Mr Lansley may have only just failed to make it to our top 10 of longest serving health secretaries but his career was not short on highlights as our timeline illustrates. Lansley Rap anyone? Lansley's riposte? June 'codswallop' Hautot?
#weekinreview regular Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) wants to know which trust new health minister Daniel Poulter was employed by when he 'often used to do 100 hour weeks' and also what sanctions were taken against the employing trusts for these breaches of employment law and if none were taken what steps he would take to amend this?
New BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand (@KailashChandOBE) sat on the fence (again!) over Cameron's reshuffle. Note to subs: double check all spelling of the new health secretary's name.
Jermy Hunt is new health secretary---disaster in #NHS carries on— Dr Kailash Chand OBE (@KailashChandOBE) September 4, 2012
GP/comedian Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) offers a thought about Mr Hunt's homeopathy enthusiasm.
Is new health secretary Jeremy Hunt's belief in homeopathy a cunning plan to get the NHS drug bill down?— Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) September 4, 2012
RCGP chairwoman Professor Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) has some recommended reading and, #weekinreview suspects, a tongue firmly in cheek.
eoin-clarke.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/jeremy… Really looking forward to working with someone who said #NHS should be dismantled— Clare Gerada (@clarercgp) September 4, 2012