Fully qualified GPs

The NASGP is a voluntary, not-for-profit membership organisation run entirely by and for sessional GPs.

We were founded in 1997 to make sure the voice of salaried and locum GPs could be heard independently of GP partners, yet work together to improve patient care. NASGP membership helps us to continue raising the profile of general practice by supporting sessional GPs and the practices we work in.

NASGP membership comes with Practeus, the home of Spip and LocumDeck.

Associate

Includes three months full access to LocumDeck

Free

No payment details needed

Full access to Spip, forever

3/12 LocumDeck trial

Limited access to website content

Occasional email newsletters

No access to member-only discussion forum

Full GP member

Monthly or annual payment options

Monthly£11

Or £9.20/month paid annually (£110); fully tax deductible, cancel any time.

Full access to Spip

Full use of LocumDeck

Full access to website content

Every email newsletter

Complete AppraisalAid

Full access to member-only discussion forum

Practeus is NASGP’s new and evolving online platform for practices and GPs, and includes LocumDeck and Spip. LocumDeck connects practices and locums together in one place, making invoicing, pension forms and bookings all quick and easy to do.

Spip then welcomes and inducts these often isolated GP locums into an ecosystem of practice-specific information presented in an easy to navigate standardised format and shared by all GP staff within the practice and across networks of practices and CCGs.

Spip

Part of NASGP’s Practeus - our online platform to support sessional GPs and practices - the Standardised Practice Information Portal (Spip) is the information air traffic control system for busy practices allowing sharing and easy updating of practice-specific information presented in a quick and easy to search format. So information can be used where and when it’s needed - in the consulting room or at the fingertips of staff dealing with a patient enquiry. Far more than just a fixed platform that feeds down locally-generated guideline and pathways, Spip can become a “practice’s memory” by allowing crowdsourcing of all that precious soft intelligence that practice staff pick up during their busy working day.

Includes LocumPack and a Network facility for CCGs, GP hubs, federations, hospitals or similar organisation can assemble live, Centrally Updatable Directory of Services ( Cudos) and an inbuilt communication platform that can transfer information to any related practice’s Spip, ready for the practice to tailor it to their practice setting.

LocumDeck

Also part of Practeus. LocumDeck is an online booking management, invoicing and pension system that can be shared by GP locums and practices.

Website content

You'll have full access to fast-approaching 700 different pages of information – news, FAQs, blogs, articles (risk management with our friends at MPS, money matters, locum-specific perspective on any clinical guidelines etc) and dozens of useful downloadable documents for you to use and adapt for your day-to-day work as a salaried GP, locum or practice manager.

Email newsletter and magazine

We often use emails to let you know the latest news relating to sessional GP issues, latest clinical blogs, update on any new, useful features in Practeus etc

AppraisalAid

AppraisalAid is our suite of information, locum-specific advice and downloadable templates, created by GP locums but suitable for all GPs and practices to help make appraisal easier and more meaningful for the setting you work in.

You'll also be supporting us to do all our behind-the-scenes work too:

  • campaign for professional equality, provision of education and political representation
  • support over 100 SGP groups and chambers
  • publish bi-monthly 'The Sessional GP’ magazine "The quality and contents of the magazine are superb, and it's wonderful that GP locums now have a voice and are seen as a vital part of the medical workforce.”
  • host or support national conferences
  • publish a Code of Good Practice to foster safe team working and effective care for patients
  • maintain strong links with the BMA, RCGP and medical press
  • challenge the marginalisation of SGPs through lobbying and debate
  • provide enhanced support solutions for GP locums such as locum chambers and the affiliate Freelance GP Scheme.

We rely heavily upon our paying members for support, and that’s why we need even more to carry on doing what we’ve been doing so well. The more paying members we have, the more we can do. So if you can, please join the NASGP as a full member.