Flexible Pools Gloucestershire

LocumDeck For Nurses, Glos

The NASGP has partnered with NHS Gloucestershire ICB to launch a Primary Care Flexible Staffing Pool for healthcare assistants (HCAs) and phlebotomists, which runs on NASGP’s LocumDeck platform.

HCAs must already have a substantive role before applying.

🧍 Work self-employed

Set your own rates and terms as a self-employed HCA or phlebotomist at Gloucestershire practices.

👫 Work in a bank

If you are a HCA looking to work on NHS Gloucestershire’s HCA Flexible Pool but don’t want to work on a self-employed basis, you can sign up for a zero-hours contract with our employment partner GDOC. In signing up with GDOC, you will be able to work on the HCA Flexible Pool and be paid by monthly via GDOC payroll. No need to raise invoices to each booking practice or waiting to be paid. NASGP will submit timesheets to GDOC and you will be paid monthly in arrears. Please note that you will need to be in a substantive role in general practice to undertake work on the HCA bank. Working on the bank should not impact your ability to work in your substantive role.

GDOC’s HR team will arrange an interview to ensure suitability and thereafter support with onboarding and all your mandatory training needs. Getting you up and running as quickly as possible to start working at practices in Gloucestershire. Please email recruitment.gdoc@nhs.net for more information.

Make the perfect match with practices

Choose when, where and what work you can offer. We put you in control.

Flexible freelance work made easy

HCAs can work with practices in a way that works best for both parties.

Get yourself seen

Profile your skills, qualifications, experience, compliance data and availability in one place.

Book work instantly

Show practices your skills profile and available clinics so they can book you right away. Plus, get live alerts about work opportunities.

Get paid easily

On LocumDeck, it’s hassle-free to claim your pay. With automatic invoicing and bookkeeping, you’ll always be on track.

“I’ve done respiratory nursing clinics through my local ICS and it was such a great experience. During my clinic I realised how valued and needed my skills are. Locuming gave me a great sense of pride and enthusiasm and I felt respected for my work. It was really easy to book and get paid too. I would recommend LocumDeck to my colleagues.” Katrina Munro, locum nurse

“LocumDeck has given me the opportunity to work in different practices and meet new colleagues. I enjoy the flexibility of working on a locum basis. I found the initial setting up process straightforward, and there is plenty of help with the set up guides as well as support from the local Nurse Ambassador, and Becky Nelson, the Nurse Support Manager at LocumDeck. I now have regular bookings on days and times which suit me.” Anon locum nurse

We now have over 2,800 GP practices across the UK already using LocumDeck. It’s simple to use, reliable and saves time and money.

Practice managers using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • A pool of professional HCAs in one place.
  • Posting and booking available HCAs instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks.
  • Fully-funded support.

REGISTER YOUR PRACTICE

“LocumDeck has totally transformed our process for securing ad-hoc GP cover. Overnight we moved from a chaotic email round robin, over to a slick and simple process, with a much better cover rate for shifts needed.” Tom Brock-Hastings, management partner, Frampton & Stonehouse Practice Group, Gloucestershire

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you can live anywhere. You just need to be interested in working in Gloucestershire.

How do I start working as a self-employed HCA? 

To start work on a self-employed basis you would need to register with HMRC. Read more.

You can start working as a self-employed HCA by signing up to LocumDeck and booking shifts directly with participating practices in Gloucestershire.

Where can I find my statutory and mandatory training certificates?

If you completed training on Bluestream Academy, individual certificates from past completions can be purchased directly from us for £1 + VAT per certificate should the individual not wish to proceed with a new account.

Locums can register for an individual Blue Stream Academy account for just £49 + VAT per year (we need a valid NMC number to proceed with this). Once the new account has been set-up, we can transfer across any training records from the previous practice account.

Visit e-Learning for Health which is completely free and both quick and easy to use.

For support with evidence of training, please contact becky.nelson@nasgp.org.uk.

How will this impact my pension?

For more information on how self-employed work affects your pension, please see the Royal College of Nurses (RCN)’s pensions guide.

How do we join? 

To join LocumDeck, register on this page and follow the instructions.

Where can I find out about paying tax as a self-employed HCA? 

Register for Self-Assessment Tax at HMRC. You may wish to read the RCN’s guide to starting out as a self-employed nurse.

What protection do I need as a self-employed HCA? 

Get in touch with the RCN to find out about your individual circumstances.

If you have any further questions please contact us

BENEFITS FOR HCAS

Make the perfect match with practices

Choose when, where and what work you can offer. We put you in control.

Flexible freelance work made easy

HCAs can work with practices in a way that works best for both parties.

Get yourself seen

Profile your skills, qualifications, experience, compliance data and availability in one place.

Book work instantly

Show practices your skills profile and available clinics so they can book you right away. Plus, get live alerts about work opportunities.

Get paid easily

On LocumDeck, it’s hassle-free to claim your pay. With automatic invoicing and bookkeeping, you’ll always be on track.

“I’ve done respiratory nursing clinics through my local ICS and it was such a great experience. During my clinic I realised how valued and needed my skills are. Locuming gave me a great sense of pride and enthusiasm and I felt respected for my work. It was really easy to book and get paid too. I would recommend LocumDeck to my colleagues.” Katrina Munro, locum nurse

“LocumDeck has given me the opportunity to work in different practices and meet new colleagues. I enjoy the flexibility of working on a locum basis. I found the initial setting up process straightforward, and there is plenty of help with the set up guides as well as support from the local Nurse Ambassador, and Becky Nelson, the Nurse Support Manager at LocumDeck. I now have regular bookings on days and times which suit me.” Anon locum nurse

BENEFITS FOR PRACTICES

We now have over 2,800 GP practices across the UK already using LocumDeck. It’s simple to use, reliable and saves time and money.

Practice managers using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • A pool of professional HCAs in one place.
  • Posting and booking available HCAs instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks.
  • Fully-funded support.

REGISTER YOUR PRACTICE

“LocumDeck has totally transformed our process for securing ad-hoc GP cover. Overnight we moved from a chaotic email round robin, over to a slick and simple process, with a much better cover rate for shifts needed.” Tom Brock-Hastings, management partner, Frampton & Stonehouse Practice Group, Gloucestershire

FAQs

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you can live anywhere. You just need to be interested in working in Gloucestershire.

How do I start working as a self-employed HCA? 

To start work on a self-employed basis you would need to register with HMRC. Read more.

You can start working as a self-employed HCA by signing up to LocumDeck and booking shifts directly with participating practices in Gloucestershire.

Where can I find my statutory and mandatory training certificates?

If you completed training on Bluestream Academy, individual certificates from past completions can be purchased directly from us for £1 + VAT per certificate should the individual not wish to proceed with a new account.

Locums can register for an individual Blue Stream Academy account for just £49 + VAT per year (we need a valid NMC number to proceed with this). Once the new account has been set-up, we can transfer across any training records from the previous practice account.

Visit e-Learning for Health which is completely free and both quick and easy to use.

For support with evidence of training, please contact becky.nelson@nasgp.org.uk.

How will this impact my pension?

For more information on how self-employed work affects your pension, please see the Royal College of Nurses (RCN)’s pensions guide.

How do we join? 

To join LocumDeck, register on this page and follow the instructions.

Where can I find out about paying tax as a self-employed HCA? 

Register for Self-Assessment Tax at HMRC. You may wish to read the RCN’s guide to starting out as a self-employed nurse.

What protection do I need as a self-employed HCA? 

Get in touch with the RCN to find out about your individual circumstances.

If you have any further questions please contact us

LocumDeck already allows GP practices across Gloucestershire to access hundreds of hours of GP time every month. Now, in collaboration with practice managers, nurses and professional bodies, we have adapted LocumDeck to make it easy for healthcare assistants and administrators to work flexibly together with practices too.

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Our partners

One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

One NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (NHS Gloucestershire) is responsible for planning and buying services to meet the health needs of local people. It also brings partners together to ensure the county’s NHS provides the best possible care.

G DOC LTD – Gloucestershire’s GP Cooperative

G DOC LTD is the GP Provider Company for Gloucestershire. Formed in 2012, G DOC is a membership organisation and all GP practices in Gloucestershire are shareholders. Its aim is to strengthen general practice by delivering safe, high quality and innovative primary care.