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.

As a GP locum, can I use LocumDeck to find and book work?

Yes, in two ways.

First, you can publish your availability on LocumDeck, along with your terms, and let the work come to you. Practices can book and confirm in one step, so you get to work quickly.

Second, all GP locum members get live requests from practices looking for cover, which you can respond to.

Can I configure LocumDeck so practices can book me on my terms?

Yes, we’ve designed LocumDeck to give you plenty of flexibility – so you can say what work you want to do and where you want to do it. You can vary your availability for different days, state your preferred session types and workload, and set your pay rates at the level of each practice.

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