FedBucks Staff Bank

Work your way and help practices find the right skills.

The NASGP has partnered with BOB Integrated Care System (ICS) to create the FedBucks Staff Bank, which runs on NASGP’s LocumDeck platform.

LocumDeck already allows GP practices across Buckinghamshire to access hundreds of hours of GP time every month.

Now, in collaboration with practice managers, healthcare workers and professional bodies, we have adapted LocumDeck to make it easy for healthcare workers to work flexibly with local practices.

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Make the perfect match with practices

Choose when, where and what work you can offer. We put you, the professionals, in control.

Flexible freelance work made easy

Nurses and practices can work together in a way that works best for both of them.

Get yourself seen

Profile your skills, qualifications, experience, compliance data and availability in one place.

Book work instantly

Show practices your skills profile and available clinics so they can book you right away. Plus, get live alerts about work opportunities.

Get paid easily

On LocumDeck, it’s hassle-free to claim your pay. With automatic invoicing and bookkeeping, you’ll always be on track.

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 GPs and nurses instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks.
  • Fully funded support.

Benefits to nurses

Make the perfect match with practices

Choose when, where and what work you can offer. We put you, the professionals, in control.

Flexible freelance work made easy

Nurses and practices can work together in a way that works best for both of them.

Get yourself seen

Profile your skills, qualifications, experience, compliance data and availability in one place.

Book work instantly

Show practices your skills profile and available clinics so they can book you right away. Plus, get live alerts about work opportunities.

Get paid easily

On LocumDeck, it’s hassle-free to claim your pay. With automatic invoicing and bookkeeping, you’ll always be on track.

Benefits to 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 GPs and nurses instantly.
  • Automated administrative tasks.
  • Fully funded support.

Common questions from nurses

Do I have to live in Buckinghamshire to participate?

No, you can live anywhere. You just need to be interested in working in FedBuck Staff Bank practices.

How do I join? 

To join FedBucks Staff Bank as a nurse, register on LocumDeck at NASGP.org.uk and follow the instructions.

What hours will I have to work?

In the Staff Bank, you decide when to work and where you want to work – there are no set hours. You can offer whatever hours you can work, whenever you’re available.

What type of clinics will I have to work?

You decide what type of clinics you want to offer. If you have a certain skill set you enjoy and you can show evidence of appropriate training, the Staff Bank gives you the chance to design your clinics so you can practise your skills even further.

To find out how your current skills fit, apply to join and complete the skills profile.

What will my employment status be?

All nurses working for FedBucks Staff Bank must be registered self-employed. There are no traditional ‘bank’ roles available on PAYE.

How do I start working as a self-employed nurse? 

To start work on a self-employed basis you would need to register with HMRC. Read more.

You can start working as a self-employed nurse by signing up to Frimley ICS Primary Care Staff Bank and booking shifts directly with practices.

Where can I find out about paying tax as a self-employed nurse? 

Register for Self-Assessment Tax at HMRC. You may wish to read the RCN’s guide to starting out as a self-employed nurse.

Where can I find admin support for setting myself up as a self-employed nurse?

LocumDeck makes self-employment easy. It has automatic invoicing and record-keeping that makes being self-employed and completing tax returns much easier.

What indemnity protection do I need if I join the staff bank? 

Get in touch with the RCN to find out about your individual circumstances.

How can I return to nursing after a break?

If your registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed, you will need to get back on the NMC register. Read more from the NMC on how to return to the register after a break or lapse in registration.

Can I join the Staff Bank without prior GP nursing experience?

Yes, although you must be a registered nurse to join, many nurses with no general practice experience have skills which can transfer to primary care. To access advice on training in GP nursing, contact BOB Primary Care Careers.

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Our partner

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FedBucks Ltd is a federation of 45 GP practices, covering a patient population of over 485,000 patients across Buckinghamshire. We are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care, supporting resilience and sustainability through collaborative working. As part of our staff bank network, you will support our vision to provide high quality, seamless health care across our community, enabling people to lead healthier lives.