#weekinreview - 8 November

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

Dr Sarah Wollaston had a pop at Tory colleague Nadine Dorries for her upcoming I'm A Celebrity Australian trek.
Dr Sarah Wollaston had a pop at Tory colleague Nadine Dorries for her upcoming I'm A Celebrity Australian trek.

#News

GP's first fortnightly edition was published this week.

Editor Emma Bower (@EmmaBower) explains why and we give you a chance to win an iPad if you tell us what you think.

Our lead story and analysis examines the GMS contract crisis and reveals exclusively GPs are being laid off as income levels fall.

 

#MostReadStories

1. Exclusive: GPs laid off as income levels fall

2. Poor flu jab uptake forces U-turn over campaign

3. Cameron 'under-briefed about NHS reforms', former minister claims

4. How GP magazine is changing to fit better with your working life

5. Care UK agrees deal to take over UK's largest out-of-hours provider

 

#weekinreviewbirthday

#weekinreview (the brainchild of web producer Aoife Lynch @AoifeMLynch) is a year old this week and to celebrate we've chosen our favourite moment of the last 12 months. Yes, it was our tiny role in cheerleading for Dr Kailash Chand's (@KailashChandOBE) anti-Health Bill petition which spurred former deputy prime minister John Prescott (@JohnPrescott) into song. Go Prezza! We're only as entertaining as the material you provide, tweet it to @neildurham.

 

#Twitter

#weekinreview's favourite GP in Westminster Dr Sarah Wollaston (@drwollastonmp) had a pop at Tory colleague Nadine Dorries for her upcoming I'm A Celebrity Australian trek.


 

Alarming bathroom news from commissioners in the fine south coast city of Portsmouth (@NHSPortsSEHants):

 

A Movember update from #weekinreview regular Surrey GP Dr Pete Deveson (@PeteDeveson) as the UK awoke to Obama's US election victory:

 

#ToplessSpatOfTheWeek

Health minister Dr Dan Poulter's shirt-off antics certainly raised eyebrows at last week's #weekinreview. Shadow Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) wasn't amused.

 

#BlogOfTheWeek

A thumbs up from the NHS Commissioning Board's (@NHSCB) deputy medical director and Baggies' fan Professor Steve Field (@ProfSteveField) for the success of Inside Commissioning bloggers Warrington CCG (@WarringtonCCG):

 

#AppOfTheWeek

Do you know your QUALYs from your CCGs?

A warm #weekinreview welcome to NHS Confederation's NHS acronym buster app. NFN anyone?

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