We understand locums

Welcome to the National Association for Sessional GPs.

We are the independent membership body for general practice locums in the UK, founded by locums for locums. We’ve spent over twenty years supporting, listening and engaging with locums. With 5,000 members, our community includes a quarter of all GP locums, and it’s growing fast.

NASGP was founded in 1997 by Dr Richard Fieldhouse who recognised the challenges faced by locums across all areas of their work – from clinical practice through to business management, career development and governance.

Richard formed a collective of locums in Chichester which became the very first locum ‘Chambers’ – a new concept in the world of general practice. The group met to share best practice and offer mutual support, leaning on experienced clinical professionals when needed. It was soon recognised as the best place for local GP practices to source good locums.

Since then, NASGP has developed to offer support to all locums with extensive practical toolkits and resources. Its LocumDeck platform helps locums manage their business and practices find and book their locums.

NASGP has succeeded in raising the profile of sessional GPs across the sector and started the campaign that successfully secured NHS pension for GP locums.

In 2020, we relaunched our membership packages to include NASGP Locum Chambers membership, a complete model for GP locum support via a local collective of self-employed locums with a dedicated manager and clinical director.

We pride ourselves on constantly improving the working relationships between practices and locums and promoting the highest standards of patient care.

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We are here for you. We achieve more together.

Memberships to suit all GP locums

NASGP membership gives you access to our extensive library of articles, podcasts, locum FAQs and toolkits to help with day to day practice and business management, whatever stage you’re at.

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A wealth of knowledge by GP locums for GP locums

Membership unlocks access to our extensive library of articles.