For us, there is little new in this, but it is a good summary. I would suggest referring to it if the circumstances arise. It covers the legal aspects regarding consent and documentation. It reminds us to think about the use of HIV prophylaxis (with helpful charts of who should receive it) and also evaluation of the risk of self-harm. There are also good contact details for charities that can help patients afterwards (including in the longer term)
I’ve tried simple templates or hard copies of locum packs before but find they so quickly become out of date. I like the way NASGP [Standardised Practice Information Portal] is easier to navigate and update than these paper-based systems.
I wanted to share with the group how AMAZINGLY GOOD NASGP LocumDeck is!! It is so good and so intuitive that I am lost for words and utterly filled with glee.
Thank you for many years of help and support in an increasingly difficult job as a sessional GP in the NHS.
[NASGP invoicing] is fairly self-explanatory and having never made/sent an invoice before it’s made my life a lot easier, and made me feel reassured I hadn’t forgotten anything important.
LocumDeck really is brilliant – I’ve always relied on my own system – never put my faith in any other system – but was genuinely buzzing when I used it yesterday – how easy it was to use and how many other things it does. It will significantly change and improve my invoicing and end of the month!
“Thank you for the service you have provided while I have been a member over the last few years. I have found the website and sessional magazine very helpful during my time as a locum.”
I have found membership very helpful during my time as a locum and GP and would like to thank you very much.
I regret not having joined earlier!!!
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.
[NASGP’s LocumDeck] is really less than a minute to invoice and do the pension forms, with everything calculated perfectly.
The info on the website really helped when I started sessional work in April and I’ll recommend you to all my appraisees starting locum/sessional GP life as I think you’re an invaluable resource for sessional GPs.
” I think the Spip and Cudos tool both have a very positive future and fulfil a real need…”
I have decided to retire from medicine, and so from the NASGP too. You have my heartfelt thanks for being around, especially for all the useful articles in your journal, and I wish you well for the future.
Thank you for all your support over the years.
LocumDeck (opens link in new tab, completely free for NASGP members) now includes automated Locum A and B forms for England and Wales.
“…it is so good and so intuitive that I am lost for words and utterly filled with glee.
…it can send an email confirming the sessions that are booked and creates and emails invoices direct to the practice for you. These can contain links to your beautifully laid out ‘credentials’ page with all your relevant documents…and a model contract that is all ready for y…
I’ve recommended [NASGP invoicing] to my colleague/friend who is also starting out as a locum GP.
Thanks for all you have done for sessional GPs, keep up the good work!
I feel strongly that sessional GPs need an organisation solely focussed on representing their interests.
“My accountant husband said that invoicing on Locumdeck was very impressive. Incredibly easy to use and intuitive – excellent piece of work!”
I have been a member of the NASGP for about 18 months and find the support and advice invaluable. It was especially helpful when I started locum work; I think I must have spent hours on the website devouring every single article as I was keen to learn all I could before I went solo!
“We’ve worked with the NASGP now for over a decade, and have always been impressed with their commitment to promoting a really productive working relationship between practices and GP locums, with the ultimate aim of making sure patients receive the best care, no matter which GP they see.”
“I started working as a locum GP in January this year and NASGP have been invaluable in helping to co-ordinate my bookings and organise all the administrative aspects of sessional work which can be complex and time consuming. Their client support is outstanding and they have always resolved any queries promptly and personally. They care about the service they provide and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any sessional GPs who want to minimise time spent on administration and focus on pro…
“Love LocumDeck. Invoice sent for this month. Super quick and easy once set-up. Form all calculated – lovely!”
I must tell you that you have a brilliant team. I find it so convenient to ask for help and it’s always tailored to my needs. Thanks a bunch 🙂