About us

General Practice is changing and locums are critical to its success.

The number of employed GPs is reducing while demand for GP locums is on the rise.

Up to one in five patient consultations is with a locum. They are an essential part of the system. But busy practices aren’t always able to equip locums as well as they could – their structures and processes weren’t created with them in mind. Find out more about who we are and why and how we’re making a difference.

Our story

Our story

We understand locums

We are the independent membership body for general practice locums in the UK, founded by locums for locums.

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Our purpose

Everyone works better when they know they’re not alone

We’re here to help GP locums succeed in their working days and their working lives, to make their work the best it can be for everyone.

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Our purpose

Our team

Our team

NASGP isn’t us, it’s all of us

Our core team work closely with our wide community of stakeholders – GP locums, GP practices, and a large number of eminent partners across UK healthcare.

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Our partners

Strengthened by our collaborations

NASGP membership is recognised across our sector. As the National Association for Sessional GPs, we have strong relationships with the key players in the world of healthcare.

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Our partners

Sign up FAQs

Take a look at some of the most common questions. If we’ve not answered your query, get in touch. We’re happy to chat.

If a practice books me on LocumDeck, and I then take a permanent job there, are there any restrictions or financial consequences?

No. Unlike an agency or some other online platforms, we don’t have exclusivity clauses or introduction fees that could prevent you taking a position at the practice in the future.

Can I use LocumDeck to make my own bookings?

Yes. If you have Membership, you have the flexibility to make your own bookings while still getting work-request alerts from practices and taking online bookings.

If I’m already getting lots of work as a GP locum, how else can LocumDeck help me?

Even if you’re well established, you’ll still find LocumDeck extremely useful:

  • You can save significant admin time by using the invoicing and bookkeeping functions, and automated pension forms.
  • You can also make and confirm your own bookings, and create a clear record of the agreed session details, for you and each practice.
  • Most importantly, you can protect against the uncertainty of work flows by widening the range of practices you’re in touch with.

What if I move to a new area?

LocumDeck can help you find practices to work in. Its list of practices shows each one’s distance from your home, and the direct booking feature lets you set your working boundaries for each practice – for example, while you get used to the area, you might prefer to limit your session types (shorter sessions, longer consultations, no on-call, etc) and then broaden your horizons as you gain confidence and familiarity. Also, if you’re feeling isolated, with our Membership Plus you’ll be able to join or set up a locum group. Or joining NASGP Locum Chambers would offer you a more complete solution to the challenges of working alone.