GP Locums in HERTFORDSHIRE AND ESSEX

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If you are a GP locum working in Hertfordshire or Essex you have fully-funded access to LocumDeck. LocumDeck is simple and easy to use for both locums and practices. It takes care of bookings, invoicing and pension forms all in one place.

When you confirm sessions at participating practices on LocumDeck we will automatically give you NASGP Membership Plus until 31 October 2023, and waive all local booking fees.

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GP locums using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • Schedule management.
  • Choice of when and where you work.
  • Automatic invoicing and pension forms.
  • Pension calculations and bookkeeping.
  • Fully funded choice of membership.

Locums have two choices of fully funded membership.

Membership Plus:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

GP Locum Chambers:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each 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.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

Membership is fully-funded until 31 October 2023.

Login or sign up now

We now have over 2,000 GP practices across the UK already using LocumDeck, and have booked over 100,000 locum sessions to date. It’s simple to use, reliable and saves time and money.

Practice managers using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • A pool of professional locums in one place.
  • Posting and booking available sessions/locums instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks, including pension forms.
  • Fully funded support.

Sign your practice up to LocumDeck now

How do we join? 

GPs and practice managers can sign up to Hertfordshire and Essex’s two-year NASGP partnership at nasgp.org.uk/herts-essex/.

If you’re a GP and not yet a NASGP member, you can sign up here – absolutely no bank details or payments required. When you confirm your first session in a Hertfordshire or Essex practice you’ll be automatically enrolled to fully-funded Membership Plus.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, as soon as you confirm a session within LocumDeck we’ll pause your Direct Debit for the entirety of this partnership period.

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, please contact us directly using the ‘Contact us’ page or by emailing info@nasgp.org.uk and we’ll reactivate your trial membership.

If you’re a practice manager, you can sign up indefinitely at no cost.

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

For GPs, NASGP knows you are part of the funded regional partnerships when you confirm a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

For practice managers, NASGP knows you are part of funded regional partnerships because partners have supplied a list of practices the partnerships cover.

Do I have to live in Hertfordshire or Essex to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hertfordshire or Essex to sign up to Hertfordshire and Essex’s two-year NASGP partnership.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more sessions at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

If you are a practice manager your practice has to be in Hertfordshire or Essex to participate.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

If you’re a GP and you’ve signed up with NASGP before, please contact us using the ‘Contact us’ page or by emailing info@nasgp.org.uk and we’ll reactivate your membership so that you can benefit from this partnership.

What level of membership do we receive? 

Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded by this partnership.

Membership Plus benefits:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

Locum Chambers benefits:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each 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.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

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.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is no cost to making a manual booking on LocumDeck.

Why is important to make sure the booking is in LocumDeck?

Any manual bookings made, once they are confirmed on LocumDeck by the local practice, then qualify for the regional funded membership.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local work are completely covered by this regional partnership. When you Instant Book outside the area, a booking fee of £11 per session applies.

BENEFITS FOR LOCUMS

GP locums using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • Schedule management.
  • Choice of when and where you work.
  • Automatic invoicing and pension forms.
  • Pension calculations and bookkeeping.
  • Fully funded choice of membership.

Locums have two choices of fully funded membership.

Membership Plus:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

GP Locum Chambers:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each 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.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

Membership is fully-funded until 31 October 2023.

Login or sign up now

BENEFITS FOR PRACTICES

We now have over 2,000 GP practices across the UK already using LocumDeck, and have booked over 100,000 locum sessions to date. It’s simple to use, reliable and saves time and money.

Practice managers using LocumDeck benefit from:

  • A pool of professional locums in one place.
  • Posting and booking available sessions/locums instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks, including pension forms.
  • Fully funded support.

Sign your practice up to LocumDeck now

FAQs

How do we join? 

GPs and practice managers can sign up to Hertfordshire and Essex’s two-year NASGP partnership at nasgp.org.uk/herts-essex/.

If you’re a GP and not yet a NASGP member, you can sign up here – absolutely no bank details or payments required. When you confirm your first session in a Hertfordshire or Essex practice you’ll be automatically enrolled to fully-funded Membership Plus.

If you’re already a paying NASGP member, as soon as you confirm a session within LocumDeck we’ll pause your Direct Debit for the entirety of this partnership period.

If you’re a GP and you’ve already signed up with NASGP before, please contact us directly using the ‘Contact us’ page or by emailing info@nasgp.org.uk and we’ll reactivate your trial membership.

If you’re a practice manager, you can sign up indefinitely at no cost.

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

For GPs, NASGP knows you are part of the funded regional partnerships when you confirm a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

For practice managers, NASGP knows you are part of funded regional partnerships because partners have supplied a list of practices the partnerships cover.

Do I have to live in Hertfordshire or Essex to participate?

No, you don’t have to live in Hertfordshire or Essex to sign up to Hertfordshire and Essex’s two-year NASGP partnership.

If you are a GP, you have to confirm one or more sessions at a practice that has a handshake icon in LocumDeck.

If you are a practice manager your practice has to be in Hertfordshire or Essex to participate.

What if my NASGP membership has now expired?

If you’re a GP and you’ve signed up with NASGP before, please contact us using the ‘Contact us’ page or by emailing info@nasgp.org.uk and we’ll reactivate your membership so that you can benefit from this partnership.

What level of membership do we receive? 

Membership Plus and Locum Chambers membership are both fully-funded by this partnership.

Membership Plus benefits:

  • Become part of a nationwide community of GP locums.
  • We promise to deliver support, connection and a collective voice.
  • We’ll enable you to deliver your best possible work and take your freelance GP business to the next level.

Locum Chambers benefits:

  • The complete model for running and developing your freelance business as a doctor.
  • Ideal for those who don’t want to go it alone.
  • Joining one of our NASGP Locum Chambers means you become part of a respected collective.
  • Each 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.
  • You will have access to a dedicated support service to assist with pension forms and automatic invoicing.

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.

Is there a cost to making manual bookings?

No, there is no cost to making a manual booking on LocumDeck.

Why is important to make sure the booking is in LocumDeck?

Any manual bookings made, once they are confirmed on LocumDeck by the local practice, then qualify for the regional funded membership.

What fees apply for work outside the area?

Membership and Instant Book fees for local work are completely covered by this regional partnership. When you Instant Book outside the area, a booking fee of £11 per session applies.

"The NASGP and the GP locum chambers that I'm in have provided invaluable assistance both before and through Covid-19 to me as a full-time GP locum. All aspects of locum work have been made easier as a result of membership and the chamber's support structure - from accessing work, to ensuring invoicing and documentation is all sorted, and access to other locums as peer support. Having a chamber manager means I feel more secure and can devote more of my energy on my clinical work."

Dr Richard Smith, Suffolk

Dr Richard Smith, Suffolk

"Joining NASGP's Locum Chambers in Essex after CCT has been a fantastic decision for me. The Chambers structure provides support with my locum work as well as a peer support network with regular meetings.

The Chambers support also extends to support with complaints when these occur. This is an amazing benefit that helps to minimise the professional isolation that can come with being a locum.

The Instant Book feature within LocumDeck makes arranging sessions easy. Whilst getting things set up initially does take a bit of work, this eventually pays off and the return on this initial time investment is impressive. New features are always being added based on feedback from members. "

Dr Shanil Shivji, Essex

"Since joining NASGP Locum Chambers I have noted a positive change which I feel has made a significant contribution in both my professional and personal life.

LocumDeck's booking system puts me in touch with a large number of surgeries. I work part-time and the software is intricately tailored to facilitate working at my pace and choice.

In addition, I have access to the NASGP Locum Chambers' supporting infrastructure such as the Chambers Manager through whom all my admin work (like generating invoices and pension forms) is organised. In the past this felt like a load. Now I feel that my time is 'freed up' and so I have a better work-life balance. Working with NASGP Locum Chambers has simplified my life."

Dr Smita Iyer, Essex

"I started my career as a locum last year a week after CCT. I strongly agree with the doctors who praise the NASGP team. If there is no NASGP, there would be no GP locum called Dr Darshanie Seneviratne.

The team is absolutely amazing especially Dr Richard Fieldhouse, Ali Lewis and Jacqui Gumbrell – all providing unbelievable support to us. I've never seen such urgent assistance from any other team at any point in my career. For example when one of my invoices was delayed by a month and a half, Ali was incredibly supportive. It is a very good strength for us as we have support with any issues. I would like to stay with this amazing team forever. God bless them!"

Dr Darshanie Seneviratne, Essex

Our Partners

Primary Care Careers, Mid & South Essex, Hertfordshire & West Essex Integrated Care Systems and North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have partnered with NASGP to offer fully funded NASGP membership to all GP locums working in practices across Essex and Hertfordshire.

Primary Care Careers

Primary Care Careers is passionate about making primary care a career destination. We support GP practices and primary care networks (PCNs) across the East of England to recruit to all their vacancies and we understand the need for flexible working. The Flexible Workforce Platform, powered by LocumDeck, has been created to support this flexibility.

Mid & South Essex ICS

The Mid & South Essex ICS is made up of five CCGs across Essex. We support the 149 GP practices and 27 PCNs within this area and are delighted to be working with NASGP to provide a fully funded, flexible pool of GP locums to our practices and PCNs using primary care flexible staff pool funding.

Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS

The Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS is made up of Herts Valleys, East and North Hertfordshire and West Essex. We support the 138 GP practices and 36 PCNs within this area and are delighted to be working with NASGP to provide a fully funded, flexible pool of GP locums to our practices and PCNs using primary care flexible staff pool funding.

North East Essex CCG

We support the 32 GP Practices and 10 PCNs within this area and are delighted to be working with NASGP to provide a fully funded, flexible pool of GP locums to our practices and PCNs using primary care flexible staff pool funding.