GP locums in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Frimley

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If you are a GP who wants to work in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Frimley, you qualify for fully-funded access to LocumDeck.

Sign up for a free trial now. When you confirm sessions at participating practices on LocumDeck, we will automatically give you NASGP Membership Plus until 30 June 2023.

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Benefits of using LocumDeck include:

  • Access to over 270 local practices.
  • Instant session booking and confirmation.
  • Work full- or part-time, whatever suits you.
  • Set your own rate and view all billing within the system.
  • Simple electronic invoicing in a few clicks.
  • Paperless NHS pension contributions.

Membership is fully-funded until 30 June 2023.

“I was delighted to have been invited to join GP locum chambers. I enjoy great peer support from my colleagues via our monthly meetings.” Dr Chloe Evans, Oxford Chambers

JOIN FOR FREE

LocumDeck is FREE for GP practices.

  • A pool of professional locums in one place.
  • Pay locums in a few clicks.
  • Posting and booking available sessions/locums instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks, including pension forms.
  • Fully funded support.

“I absolutely love the facility for receiving invoices and signing pension forms electronically. You are notified the moment a GP locum adds availability, which is just fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending LocumDeck – it has already eased my workload.” Sue, Portsmouth

How do we join? 

GPs and practice managers can sign up online on this page.

If you’re a GP and not yet a NASGP member, you can sign up here. When you confirm your first session in a participating practice, you’ll automatically join Membership Plus as a fully-funded member.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, when you confirm a session at a participating practice we’ll pause your Direct Debit until 30 June 2023.

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

If you’re a practice manager, you can sign up indefinitely at no cost.

How many sessions a week do I need to work to qualify?

We ask GPs to work a minimum of one locum session to benefit from funded membership.

Do I have to live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more sessions at a local practice in the area. There are over 270 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate.

How will NASGP know my membership is covered by the funded regional partnerships? 

For GPs, NASGP automatically applies Membership Plus when you confirm a session or more at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

For practices, NASGP knows you are taking part because partners have supplied a list of practices the partnerships cover.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

What level of membership do we receive? 

Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded.

Membership Plus benefits:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

Locum Chambers benefits:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each Chambers is a local team of up to 15 GP locums who meet up regularly.
  • A collaborative group.
  • Members share a dedicated manager and clinical director but retain independence.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

Both types of membership are fully-funded until 30 June 2023.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is no cost to making a manual booking on LocumDeck. To qualify for regional funded membership, make sure the manual bookings you add are also confirmed on LocumDeck with the local practice.

‘Manual bookings’ are bookings that are not made through LocumDeck’s Instant Book system – for example if a practice manager texts you to book a session. To make a manual booking, add the practice or organisation to your LocumDeck address book. If the practice isn’t already on LocumDeck, you can add it manually to your address book. Add the manual booking to your LocumDeck calendar, and once you have completed a session, it’s ready immediately for you to generate the invoice and pension form.

We always recommend using LocumDeck to manage manual bookings so you can manage your calendar, invoices and terms for those sessions in one place. Read more about manual bookings and how to manage them on LocumDeck.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local work are completely covered by this regional partnership. When you confirm your first local booking within LocumDeck, your monthly membership fee and all Instant Book fees are both fully-funded until the partnership ends.

The partnership has been launched to support local practices, but includes the flexibility for GPs to work outside the area. When you Instant Book outside the area, a booking fee of £11 per session applies.

Benefits for GPs

JOIN FOR FREE

Benefits of using LocumDeck include:

  • Access to over 270 local practices.
  • Instant session booking and confirmation.
  • Work full- or part-time, whatever suits you.
  • Set your own rate and view all billing within the system.
  • Simple electronic invoicing in a few clicks.
  • Paperless NHS pension contributions.

Membership is fully-funded until 30 June 2023.

“I was delighted to have been invited to join GP locum chambers. I enjoy great peer support from my colleagues via our monthly meetings.” Dr Chloe Evans, Oxford Chambers

Benefits for practices

JOIN FOR FREE

LocumDeck is FREE for GP practices.

  • A pool of professional locums in one place.
  • Pay locums in a few clicks.
  • Posting and booking available sessions/locums instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks, including pension forms.
  • Fully funded support.

“I absolutely love the facility for receiving invoices and signing pension forms electronically. You are notified the moment a GP locum adds availability, which is just fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending LocumDeck – it has already eased my workload.” Sue, Portsmouth

FAQs

How do we join? 

GPs and practice managers can sign up online on this page.

If you’re a GP and not yet a NASGP member, you can sign up here. When you confirm your first session in a participating practice, you’ll automatically join Membership Plus as a fully-funded member.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, when you confirm a session at a participating practice we’ll pause your Direct Debit until 30 June 2023.

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

If you’re a practice manager, you can sign up indefinitely at no cost.

How many sessions a week do I need to work to qualify?

We ask GPs to work a minimum of one locum session to benefit from funded membership.

Do I have to live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more sessions at a local practice in the area. There are over 270 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Frimley to participate.

How will NASGP know my membership is covered by the funded regional partnerships? 

For GPs, NASGP automatically applies Membership Plus when you confirm a session or more at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

For practices, NASGP knows you are taking part because partners have supplied a list of practices the partnerships cover.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

What level of membership do we receive? 

Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded.

Membership Plus benefits:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

Locum Chambers benefits:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each Chambers is a local team of up to 15 GP locums who meet up regularly.
  • A collaborative group.
  • Members share a dedicated manager and clinical director but retain independence.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

Both types of membership are fully-funded until 30 June 2023.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is no cost to making a manual booking on LocumDeck. To qualify for regional funded membership, make sure the manual bookings you add are also confirmed on LocumDeck with the local practice.

‘Manual bookings’ are bookings that are not made through LocumDeck’s Instant Book system – for example if a practice manager texts you to book a session. To make a manual booking, add the practice or organisation to your LocumDeck address book. If the practice isn’t already on LocumDeck, you can add it manually to your address book. Add the manual booking to your LocumDeck calendar, and once you have completed a session, it’s ready immediately for you to generate the invoice and pension form.

We always recommend using LocumDeck to manage manual bookings so you can manage your calendar, invoices and terms for those sessions in one place. Read more about manual bookings and how to manage them on LocumDeck.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local work are completely covered by this regional partnership. When you confirm your first local booking within LocumDeck, your monthly membership fee and all Instant Book fees are both fully-funded until the partnership ends.

The partnership has been launched to support local practices, but includes the flexibility for GPs to work outside the area. When you Instant Book outside the area, a booking fee of £11 per session applies.

Our partners

BOB Integrated Care System

In our area the ICS covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West; otherwise referred to as BOB. The BOB ICS covers a population of 1.8 million, three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), six NHS Trusts and 14 local authorities and 175 GP surgeries.

Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS)

Frimley Health and Care ICS is a partnership of organisations working together to improve health and care services for 800,000 people across parts of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.

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