Practices get easier access to remote GPs on LocumDeck

22nd June 2023 by NASGP

Practices get easier access to remote GPs on LocumDeck

The latest update to LocumDeck has made it even easier for GP practices to book remote GP locums.

As part of a release on Wednesday 21 June, Emis practices can now see a banner on LocumDeck to enable remote access at their practices. Practices can read more when they log in to NASGP’s platform, LocumDeck, then just tick two boxes to enable themselves to book remote GP locums.

GPs can offer remote sessions on LocumDeck by onboarding an Emis GP practice, then emailing to let us know which practice they’ve onboarded. For GPs who can’t onboard an Emis practice, there’s also a waitlist to join our NASGP Remote Digital Locum Chambers.

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: “Hundreds of GP locums have already worked thousands of remote sessions through LocumDeck, all using their own laptops, and full access to the practices’ IT systems. And the feedback from practices and GP locums has been overwhelmingly positive. So we’re absolutely delighted to be able to extend this service to thousands of Emis practices, providing even more opportunities to any GP interested in supporting practices from the comfort of their own home.

“It’s a little more complicated to extend this service, but in areas like Hampshire and Isle of Wight, we’ve been working with their ICBs to bring this service to their SystmOne practices too.”

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"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 Katrina Munro, the Nurse Ambassador at Frimley Training Hub, and Becky Nelson, the Nurse Support Manager at LocumDeck. I now have regular bookings on days and times which suit me."

Anon nurse, Frimley

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