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.
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:
Must watch #GPsBehindClosedDoors I've heard good things— Ben Molyneux (@DrBenMolyneux) April 30, 2014
Enjoying a fair representation of GP but seeing harsh comments about patients on Twitter makes me uneasy. #GPsBehindClosedDoors— David Coleman (@drdavidcoleman) April 29, 2014
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:
#CCG2014 if we know answer lies in investment in primary care why is the percentage of funding in primary care falling?— Johnny Marshall (@marshall_johnny) May 1, 2014
Bennett: There is a lot of misunderstanding of the section 75 regulations, we're about to publish new case studies on the issue #CCG2014— Monitor (@MonitorUpdate) May 1, 2014