New checklist helps GP locums assess salaried contract terms

23rd October 2020 by NASGP

New checklist helps GP locums assess salaried contract terms

The NASGP has published a new resource for GP locums who are considering taking a contract as a salaried GP.

The resource helps GP locums gather information in the public domain, job description and experience of working at the practice, then reveals the questions still left for the practice partners or manager to supply information about.

Questions include, ‘How is the practice owned and managed?’ and ‘What are your mandatory training costs?’.

During the pandemic many GP locums have considered taking a contract in the absence of available sessions. NASGP is a membership organisation for both GP locums and salaried GPs, and has previously published specific advice for salaried GPs, such as working as a salaried GP and the salaried GP ‘job plan’.

See the resource.

"I was introduced to the local locum chambers several months ago when I made a career move from partnership. I now combine salaried and locum roles. The chambers provides helpful support, leadership, advice and governance and reduces professional isolation. This combination of support reassures me and helps me provide safe and consistent care to patients within the community . There is a useful, innovative online portal - LocumDeck - which helps me access local work and which has efficient systems for reconciliation of finance including pensions. I would highly recommend joining a locum chambers for any GPs starting out in the locum world ."

Dr Adrian Richardson, GP

Dr Adrian Richardson, GP

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