“I want to keep my independence and be part of a supportive team.”
I was previously a partner but it became overwhelming. I’ve arranged locum work directly with practices and via a WhatsApp group. But there have been problems – one practice put me on call which I hadn’t expected. Finding regular locum work would save me time, and and joining a network of local doctors would help me focus on the clinical work – which is what I really enjoy, and where I can be most valuable to practices and patients.
As a member of a local NASGP Locum Chambers, you can use LocumDeck to control where you work, your workload and rates, ensuring you work in a way that is safe for you and under the protective collective terms of Locum Chambers.
Our Locum Chambers plan is ideal if you want to maintain your independence and flexibility and also want the support of a team. LocumDeck powers the day to day booking and admin side of work, with extra support and oversight from a dedicated Chambers Manager. Then there’s in-built peer support from regular meet-ups with your fellow Chambers locums.
The £31pm subscription covers access to LocumDeck, full access to the information and resources on our website and your membership of your Locum Chambers.
Then there is a discounted and capped booking fee of £11 per session which is payable on a maximum of 20 sessions per month.
"I was delighted to have been invited to join GP locum chambers. I enjoy great peer support from my colleagues via our monthly meetings, which has been helpful to me discussing some specific things that arise with GP locum working.
I have found LocumDeck really straightforward to use and immensely helpful; in particular invoicing and the pension forms A and B has cut down my admin time dramatically, which I’m pleased about. The support from NASGP's membership support manager, is excellent, friendly and knowledgeable.
NASGP membership brings with it a host of benefits, including a range of excellent materials to draw on for support and learning. I would recommend NASGP chambers to anyone working or thinking of working as a GP locum."
Dr Chloe Evans
"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
"I was introduced to the local locum chambers several months ago when I made a career move from partnership. I now combine salaried and locum roles. The chambers provides helpful support, leadership, advice and governance and reduces professional isolation. This combination of support reassures me and helps me provide safe and consistent care to patients within the community . There is a useful, innovative online portal - LocumDeck - which helps me access local work and which has efficient systems for reconciliation of finance including pensions. I would highly recommend joining a locum chambers for any GPs starting out in the locum world ."
Dr Adrian Richardson