Locum blogs

#RCGP to spearhead solutions for Sessional GP isolation

Remember this? Back in March the RMBF hosted a landmark conference to get to the core root of the main issues facing GP Locums and Salaried GPs. And in a word? Isolation. As often professional as geographical, and sometimes without even knowing it. The formal report is now published here, and includes information on how…
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Going locum

New to self employment? August is the time when many GP registrars leave the comparative safety of PAYE and become self employed, so here’s a summary of what you need to do to keep the taxman happy (and a reminder for those of you who are experienced locums). (This article was first published in the…
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Isolation remains key issue for Sessional GPs

Paula Wright, Chairman of North-east Employed and Locum GPs, takes us through the findings of the recent report into Sessional GPs from the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. Having spent many years supporting our sessional GP group in a variety of roles as treasurer, website manager and chairperson, I was delighted to have the opportunity to…
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RCGP to lead freelance locum GP working group

Earlier this month the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) hosted a national conference attended by many professional organisations and representatives of the Chief Medical Officer from all four UK countries and, of course, yours truly. (more…) 50.836639-0.780178NASGPWe’re the independent not-for-profit support organisation run by and for any GP in the UK working as a locum…
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Skills and training for locum GPs

We're very pleased to announce the publication of our 'core competencies' document Locum GPs - the skills we need and how to achieve them. bLocums | Do GP locums need special training and skills?Yes, without a doubt, although it hasn't yet been incorporated into the GP training curriculum. Training GPs to work as locums is very…
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