GP locums in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

NHS Hants IOW logo for NASGP funded locum membership scheme

If you are a GP who wants to work in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, you qualify for fully-funded use of LocumDeck.

When you confirm in-person sessions at participating local practices on LocumDeck we will automatically give you all the benefits of NASGP membership until 31 May, and waive in-person booking fees.

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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 pay a booking fee, nothing more – NASGP is not an agency.
  • Automate invoices and NHS pensions paperwork.

Membership is fully-funded until 31 January 2024.

JOIN FOR FREE

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

  • Access a pool of professional locums, all in one place.
  • Shortlist the locums you want to book.
  • Request the sessions you need.
  • Book and confirm available locums instantly.
  • Get notified when shortlisted locums add availability.
  • 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 participating practice on LocumDeck, you’ll automatically get all the benefits of fully-funded NASGP membership as a fully-funded member.

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 January 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 Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more in-person sessions at a local practice in the area to qualify. There are over 60 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

Will GPs who book with Isle of Wight practices take into account the ferry time?

LocumDeck accounts for Isle of Wight ferry travel time automatically.

This will mean that GP locums on the mainland will receive notifications from Isle of Wight practices that factor in the ferry time.

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.

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

For GPs, NASGP automatically enters you into the regional partnership when you confirm an in-person 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 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 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.

The key features of NASGP membership include:

  • 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 January 2024.

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.

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 GP 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 a practice that does not have the handshake icon, your usual Instant Book fee applies. All sessions performed remotely through LocumDeck are subject to a remote session fee of £11.

What if a practice manager contacts me outside of LocumDeck to make a booking? 

It is very easy to make a manual booking – simply 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.

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 Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate. If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate.

Will GPs who book with Isle of Wight practices take into account the ferry time?

LocumDeck accounts for Isle of Wight ferry travel time automatically.

This will mean that GP locums on the mainland will receive notifications from Isle of Wight practices that factor in the ferry time.

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

JOIN FOR FREE

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 pay a booking fee, nothing more – NASGP is not an agency.
  • Automate invoices and NHS pensions paperwork.

Membership is fully-funded until 31 January 2024.

Benefits for practices

JOIN FOR FREE

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

  • Access a pool of professional locums, all in one place.
  • Shortlist the locums you want to book.
  • Request the sessions you need.
  • Book and confirm available locums instantly.
  • Get notified when shortlisted locums add availability.
  • 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 participating practice on LocumDeck, you’ll automatically get all the benefits of fully-funded NASGP membership as a fully-funded member.

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 January 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 Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more in-person sessions at a local practice in the area to qualify. There are over 60 practices in the area on LocumDeck, and you can spot participating practices by the handshake icon.

Will GPs who book with Isle of Wight practices take into account the ferry time?

LocumDeck accounts for Isle of Wight ferry travel time automatically.

This will mean that GP locums on the mainland will receive notifications from Isle of Wight practices that factor in the ferry time.

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.

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

For GPs, NASGP automatically enters you into the regional partnership when you confirm an in-person 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 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 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.

The key features of NASGP membership include:

  • 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 January 2024.

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.

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 GP 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 a practice that does not have the handshake icon, your usual Instant Book fee applies. All sessions performed remotely through LocumDeck are subject to a remote session fee of £11.

What if a practice manager contacts me outside of LocumDeck to make a booking? 

It is very easy to make a manual booking – simply 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.

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 Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate. If you are a practice manager, your practice has to be in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to participate.

Will GPs who book with Isle of Wight practices take into account the ferry time?

LocumDeck accounts for Isle of Wight ferry travel time automatically.

This will mean that GP locums on the mainland will receive notifications from Isle of Wight practices that factor in the ferry time.

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.

See what local GPs and practices say about LocumDeck

"LocumDeck does everything you want it to do in an instant. I absolutely love the facility for receiving locums' invoices and the facility for signing pension forms electronically. They are then instantly sent with an audit trail. It is fabulous! 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, practice manager, Portsmouth

"I made the transition into GP locum working at the beginning of 2022. Without the support of LocumDeck, I would have struggled to get it all organised. Ali and her team were extremely supportive and patient with me; they explained how to use it, made it flexible for my needs and allayed all fears regarding various invoicing issues.

The ongoing support is also fantastic with educational webinars, NASGP Locum Chambers meetings and a quick response to any queries. I would recommend it to anyone starting out as a GP locum. It takes away the administrative stress and allows you to focus on clinical work."

Dr Himanka Rana, GP, Isle of Wight

"I love getting an email to say 'a new GP locum has linked with your practice', especially when the offer of sessions is just what I’d been needing and it’s just dropped into my lap! It’s great to have everything in one place and be able to download documents so easily. LocumDeck makes the terms and conditions of each locum really clear, and I’ve built up a really good amount of offers from different GPs. It’s easy to keep track of invoices and pension forms, and it’s great that it’s free for practices to use too."

Jennie Dock, Practice Manager, Hedge End Medical Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

"I signed up to NASGP when I CCT'd in December 2022 and I've been using LocumDeck for all aspects of my work since. I have tried a few different platforms but nothing compares to the comfort and practicality of LocumDeck.

The NASGP support team is absolutely wonderful and they walked me through the initial set-up. Once the set-up is complete, the booking process is so easy and literally happens with the click of a button. I also love the paperless pension form submissions through LocumDeck and it takes me no more than two minutes each month to send all the necessary pension forms to PCSE. I have had so many queries while getting used to LocumDeck and every single one of them has been answered within 24 hours by Ali and Jacqui from NASGP support. They have even helped me contact a few practice managers on my behalf whenever there has been an issue.

As a newly-qualified GP, it can be quite daunting to go into the world of GP locuming and this can often push trainees to take up less-than-ideal jobs reluctantly. The NASGP website gave me all the necessary information and resources that I needed to seamlessly transition from a GP trainee to a GP locum.

I have already recommended LocumDeck to all my colleagues and it is a must-have for anyone thinking about entering the GP locum world. GP locums are an extremely valuable resource to the primary care workforce and I wish every practice in the country would sign up to NASGP and get the most out of this rapidly evolving community."

Dr Priya Arunachalam, GP, Southampton

Our partners

NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS)

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS) is a partnership of NHS and local government organisations working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities.

It is one of the largest health and care systems in the country with a long history of working in partnership to make lives better.

The ICS has been created to better join up hospital and community services, physical and mental health services and health and social care. As a system, we take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering care and improving the health of the population we serve.

For GP locums: View near Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and Wessex – Hampshire