276 THE GPC: That the GPC seeks the views of conference on the following motion from the Sessional GPs Subcommittee: That conference believes that support networks and targeted educational sessions for sessional GPs are vital in the retention of this mobile and flexible part of the workforce and calls upon GPC to insist Health Education England includes this in their workforce strategy.
Supporting sessional GPs is only partly about retention within the workforce; it's as much about quality as it is quantity. GPs are choosing sessional (salaried or locum) over partnerships, so GPs are becoming more professionally isolated. Lets really start to develop models that offer robust support for sessional GPs.
LMC Conference 2015