GP locums in Gloucestershire

Glos ICS logo for NASGP funded GP locum membership scheme

If you are a GP who wants to work in Gloucestershire, you qualify for fully-funded use of LocumDeck.

When you confirm just one in-person session at any participating local practice on LocumDeck we will automatically give you all the benefits of NASGP membership until 31 March 2026, and waive local booking fees.

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FULLY-FUNDED MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of using LocumDeck include:

  • Post your availability and book sessions instantly.
  • Add your local practices and get notified when they post session requests.
  • Set your own rate and booking terms – NASGP is not an agency.
  • Automate invoices and NHS pensions paperwork.

FULLY-FUNDED MEMBERSHIP

Pay the locum’s fee and employer pension contribution, nothing more – NASGP is not an agency.

  • Shortlist the locums you want to book.
  • Book and confirm available locums instantly.
  • Request sessions if the locum you need isn’t already available.
  • Get notified when shortlisted locums add availability.
  • Pay the locum’s fee and employer pension contribution – nothing more.
  • Automate administrative tasks, including paperless pension forms.
  • Call our helpdesk and get tips at live demos.

How do GPs join? 

GPs 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 in-person session in a local practice you’ll be automatically enrolled to all the benefits of fully-funded Membership Plus for work carried out in-person in local practices.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, when you confirm an in-person session at a participating practice we’ll pause your Direct Debit until 31 March 2024.

If you’re a GP and your previous membership has expired, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Gloucestershire to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more in-person sessions at a local practice in the area. There are 71 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

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

NASGP automatically applies all the benefits of Membership Plus when you confirm an in-person session or more at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

How can I identify practices in one of NASGP’s funded regional partnerships? 

You can spot participating practices by the handshake icon by their name in LocumDeck.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

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

What level of membership do GPs receive? 

Benefits equivalent to Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded.Membership Plus (worth up to £244/month) includes:

  • LocumDeck.
  • Weekly newsletter.
  • Resources.
  • Money and pensions information.
  • Discounts with partners.
  • Lower, capped booking fees.
  • NASGP Locum Rates Calculator.
  • AppraisalAid.

NASGP Locum Chambers membership (worth up to £251/month) includes all the benefits above, plus:

  • Chamber Management support.
  • A clinical director.
  • Monthly online meetings.
  • Peer support.
  • Monthly automated invoicing.

Benefits equivalent to both types of membership are fully-funded until 31 March 2024.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is never a 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.

Once you get the hang of adding manual sessions, we strongly recommend that you take full advantage of using Instant Book, which is fully funded by the ICB for all sessions within this partnership. Instant Book saves so much time for locums and practices alike, and in areas where we’ve been running regional partnerships like this since 2020, it’s become the favourite way to book work. Find out more.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local in-person 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 in-person sessions at local practices, but includes the flexibility for GPs to work outside the area. When you Instant Book for in-person sessions in practices without a handshake icon, your usual Instant Book fee applies. All sessions performed remotely through LocumDeck are subject to a remote session fee of £11.

What are the benefits of joining NASGP?

Being with NASGP makes your working life easier. Founded and run by GP locums, NASGP is the independent, membership support organisation for sessional GPs. We know how hard locum work can be and we have tools and resources that give you everything you need to work well as a locum:

LocumDeck, our platform, makes booking locum sessions easier for you and the practices you work with. We know you want to work on your own terms and have everything coordinated. So LocumDeck gives you a customisable terms template, and booking and invoicing tools to help you find the work you want and track your finances. Plus we give you everything you need to know to work as a GP locum in our Knowledgebase, News and Money and Pensions sections, and provide support and connection with your peers and our Membership Support Managers in our forums and from our helpdesk.

For even more support, this partnership also includes the option to join NASGP Locum Chambers. NASGP Locum Chambers is ideal for GP locums who don’t want to go it alone. Joining NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective. Each local NASGP Locum Chambers is a local team of up to 15 GP locums who meet up regularly. It is a collaborative group who share a dedicated manager and clinical director while retaining independence. Find out more.

How do practices join LocumDeck? 

Practice managers can sign up for LocumDeck indefinitely at no cost on this page.

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Gloucestershire to participate. If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Gloucestershire to participate.

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

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

Benefits for GPs

FULLY-FUNDED MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of using LocumDeck include:

  • Post your availability and book sessions instantly.
  • Add your local practices and get notified when they post session requests.
  • Set your own rate and booking terms – NASGP is not an agency.
  • Automate invoices and NHS pensions paperwork.

Benefits for practices

FULLY-FUNDED MEMBERSHIP

Pay the locum’s fee and employer pension contribution, nothing more – NASGP is not an agency.

  • Shortlist the locums you want to book.
  • Book and confirm available locums instantly.
  • Request sessions if the locum you need isn’t already available.
  • Get notified when shortlisted locums add availability.
  • Pay the locum’s fee and employer pension contribution – nothing more.
  • Automate administrative tasks, including paperless pension forms.
  • Call our helpdesk and get tips at live demos.

GP FAQs

How do GPs join? 

GPs 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 in-person session in a local practice you’ll be automatically enrolled to all the benefits of fully-funded Membership Plus for work carried out in-person in local practices.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, when you confirm an in-person session at a participating practice we’ll pause your Direct Debit until 31 March 2024.

If you’re a GP and your previous membership has expired, contact us to reactivate your trial membership. Visit the ‘Contact us’ page or email info@nasgp.org.uk

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Gloucestershire to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more in-person sessions at a local practice in the area. There are 71 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

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

NASGP automatically applies all the benefits of Membership Plus when you confirm an in-person session or more at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

How can I identify practices in one of NASGP’s funded regional partnerships? 

You can spot participating practices by the handshake icon by their name in LocumDeck.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

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

What level of membership do GPs receive? 

Benefits equivalent to Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded.Membership Plus (worth up to £244/month) includes:

  • LocumDeck.
  • Weekly newsletter.
  • Resources.
  • Money and pensions information.
  • Discounts with partners.
  • Lower, capped booking fees.
  • NASGP Locum Rates Calculator.
  • AppraisalAid.

NASGP Locum Chambers membership (worth up to £251/month) includes all the benefits above, plus:

  • Chamber Management support.
  • A clinical director.
  • Monthly online meetings.
  • Peer support.
  • Monthly automated invoicing.

Benefits equivalent to both types of membership are fully-funded until 31 March 2024.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is never a 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.

Once you get the hang of adding manual sessions, we strongly recommend that you take full advantage of using Instant Book, which is fully funded by the ICB for all sessions within this partnership. Instant Book saves so much time for locums and practices alike, and in areas where we’ve been running regional partnerships like this since 2020, it’s become the favourite way to book work. Find out more.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local in-person 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 in-person sessions at local practices, but includes the flexibility for GPs to work outside the area. When you Instant Book for in-person sessions in practices without a handshake icon, your usual Instant Book fee applies. All sessions performed remotely through LocumDeck are subject to a remote session fee of £11.

What are the benefits of joining NASGP?

Being with NASGP makes your working life easier. Founded and run by GP locums, NASGP is the independent, membership support organisation for sessional GPs. We know how hard locum work can be and we have tools and resources that give you everything you need to work well as a locum:

LocumDeck, our platform, makes booking locum sessions easier for you and the practices you work with. We know you want to work on your own terms and have everything coordinated. So LocumDeck gives you a customisable terms template, and booking and invoicing tools to help you find the work you want and track your finances. Plus we give you everything you need to know to work as a GP locum in our Knowledgebase, News and Money and Pensions sections, and provide support and connection with your peers and our Membership Support Managers in our forums and from our helpdesk.

For even more support, this partnership also includes the option to join NASGP Locum Chambers. NASGP Locum Chambers is ideal for GP locums who don’t want to go it alone. Joining NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective. Each local NASGP Locum Chambers is a local team of up to 15 GP locums who meet up regularly. It is a collaborative group who share a dedicated manager and clinical director while retaining independence. Find out more.

Practice FAQs

How do practices join LocumDeck? 

Practice managers can sign up for LocumDeck indefinitely at no cost on this page.

Do I have to live in Gloucestershire to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Gloucestershire to participate. If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Gloucestershire to participate.

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

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

What GPs and practice managers in Gloucestershire say about LocumDeck

"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

"I just wanted to say how great LocumDeck is! I moved to the area and this made it so much easier to find work and I'm fully booked for months in advance. For the ICS to pay for it all for over a year is the icing on the cake."

Dr Bhavisha Patel, GP locum, Gloucestershire

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