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Happy Christmas Two Loo!

We've asked for ours to arrive in avocado green All here at the NASGP would like to wish all our members past and present a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As is now tradition, we've dispensed with Christmas cards and instead purchased something a little more practical from one of our favourite…
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BMA issues further guidance on death-in-service

The BMA have been beavering away trying to demystify the Death-in-Service benefit issue relating to locum GPs (see our article from last month) and has come up with this useful information, available from the BMA website. Meanwhile, the NHS Superannuation people state in their July newsletter: A NHS GP Locum who is in active pensionable…
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BMA letting salaried GPs down

Salaried GPs really need to see both sides of the BMA coin. On the one hand, the BMA, through its General Practitioner's Committee (GPC), has an active Sessional GP Subcommittee; produces an excellent Salaried GP Handbook; has a veritable army of industrial relations officers and has the fair representation of salaried GPs enshrined as part…
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Paradise Hospital, Vanuatu

I am on a one year placement with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) here in Vanuatu, in South Pacific, 2000 km east of Australia between the Solomon Islands and Fiji. The country consists of 80 islands, 68 of which are uninhabited. The population is less than 200,000, consisting of mainly Melanesians with a few Polynesians. The…
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