#WeekInReview: Hunt: Abolish QOF, #GPsBehindClosedDoors and #CCG2014

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

Dr Chrisanthan Ferdinand's Channel Five show is on Tuesday 5 May
Dr Chrisanthan Ferdinand's Channel Five show is on Tuesday 5 May


Your all-new, fortnightly, 60-page GP is next out on 12 May and includes an interview with Derbyshire GP Dr Steve Lloyd, an expedition leader for the British Exploring Society (affiliated to the Royal Geographical Society) who has also served as a RAF reserve officer. On Thursday 200 CCG leaders met in London to hear health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) explain how CCGs could commission primary care at a NHS Clinical Commissioners (@NHSCCPress) event #CCG2014.


1. GPs star in behind-the-scenes TV documentary

2. GP reaction to GPs Behind Closed Doors TV documentary

3. Scarlet fever outbreak: GPs sent template letters to alert colleagues

4. Finalists announced for the GP Enterprise Awards 2014

5. CCGs can solve GP workforce crisis, says NHS chief executive


Health secretary Jeremy Hunt backs calls for CCGs to commission primary care on our sister site Inside Commissioning (@INCommissioning) by its editor Neil Durham (@NeilDurham).


Word of the 98 practices threatened with closure first revealed by GPonline in February is sinking in with the nationals:

Predominantly positive reaction to the Channel Five documentary airing 9pm Tuesday (and for the next three weeks) about the south-east London practice of @DrFerdy:

On Tuesday Inside Commissioning columnist Dr Chris Mimnagh visited #WiredHealth:

Babylon Partners costs £95 PA- just what your highest paid NHS GP gets per head. What about when you need to be seen -NHS? #WiredHealth

— Chris Mimnagh (@ChrisMimnagh) April 29, 2014

And, finally, on Thursday 200 CCG leaders met in London for an NHS Clinical Commissioners' (@NHSCCPress) event #CCG2014 where NHS England plans for CCGs to co-commission primary care were explained and health secretary Jeremy Hunt (@jeremy_hunt) revealed his lack of QOF enthusiasm:

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