Advice for CCGs and other PCOs

  • Freelance GP locum chambers
    • This is our latest plan - its what Sessional GPs want (especially Freelance GPs) and its what CCGs need.
  • Standardised Practice Induction Packs
    • Don't let your Freelance GPs/new-partners/registrars spend their first few weeks floundering around in the dark. Provide them with this standardised template of all the essential non-clinical information they need.
  • Clinical IT Systems
    • ALL GPs should have a unique and confidential username and password in every practice where they work; in this section you'll find the guidance for this.
    • Need a crib sheet for your EMIS/Vision/GPASS/Microtest/iSOFT system to pass on to your Sessional GPs? They're all here!
  • Complaints
  • Risk management
    • Sessional GPs need support.
  • Code of Good Practice
    • It's nice to know you're on a level playing field, and that's why Code's of Practice are so handy - you know more or less where you stand. So why not take a look at this and encourage your staff and your Sessional GPs to try and work to this excellent document, endorsed by the Royal College of General practitioners.
  • Freelance GP Contracts
    • How many times has a Freelance GP turned up, only for there to be 5 minutes of discussion and negotiations because neither of you were clear about what each other expected from that session? See our section on a draft Terms of Engagement for Freelance GPs and practice managers.
  • Sessional GP groups and chambers
    • It can be lonely out there - rare glimpses of other GPs, kept in the dark about local clinical guidelines, don't have a clue what's happening locally. So its great to meet up once a month with other Sessional GPs. If you don't have one nearby, help your local Sessional GPs by setting one up. Simple to do, and we've produced a document especially to help.
  • Performers Lists
    • Confused as everyone else? See our section on lists to hopefully shed a little more light on the matter.