Free membership scheme launches in Devon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire

26th February 2021 by NASGP

Free membership scheme launches in Devon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire

GP locums working in Devon and Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will be able to access free NAGSP membership worth up to £31/month and make free Instant Book bookings worth up to £15/session this spring and summer. 

New NASGP partnerships in the South and South-West have accessed funding to support GP recruitment and retention, making it easier for both GP locums and GP practices to book work using the NASGP’s system. The offers also cover chambers fees.

In Devon, the NASGP is offering free membership until 31 July, including use of our booking system, for all GP locums who work in Devon. 

In Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the NASGP is offering free membership until 31 October. 

GPs who want to take up the offer can be resident anywhere, as long as they book work with participating practices in the county. 

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of the NASGP, writes: “GP workforce planning traditionally focuses on salaried GPs and partnerships, with very little attention paid to the importance of also maintaining a flexible GP locum workforce to support practices. 

“At a time when overall GP numbers are known to be some 5,000 short across the UK, it is refreshing to work with NHS organisations who  value GP locums as a vital part of the workforce. 

“By enabling local GPs and practices to have unfettered access to NASGP resources, we provide the simplest way for practices to link in with local locums, as well as creating greater access to salaried and partnership opportunities.”

Access this offer in Devon, Berkshire, Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire, or contact your PCO to ask for a scheme in your area 

"I am so glad and grateful for being a member of NASGP's BOB locum chambers. I started with them in a critical period of my career as I was a newly-qualified GP, looking for work in a new area with a new virus hardly hitting the world and the jobs market.

Richard and Ali's help was a godsend. They introduced me to locum work in a friendly and kind manner, provided valuable support and excellent service through the ever-improving LocumDeck and NASGP website. With the help of the chambers, I received a face to face tutorial on Emis (I trained on SystmOne) and my online profile was promoted on a growing network of GP practices throughout Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Berkshire.

I was able to work in different GP practices with different staff and patient demographics, massively increasing my clinical experience, resilience and communication skills.

It also helped me funnelling down all the job offers I received through my locum work until I recently agreed for a salaried position in a GP practice that I love working at. "

Dr Nazar Ahmed, Oxford

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