Podcast | 100th edition of The Sessional GP magazine

In our 100th edition, we announce our new partnership with Health Poverty Action; Judith has been to Colombia, Liz Densley on getting a mortgage, Nigel on Death in Service; Rachel on sessional GPs and patient safety, Richard on locum chambers, Kate on the Stressometer and Sonia on setting those boundaries. Read The Sessional GP Podcast:…
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Instant Book – does it sound too scary?

So here’s the dilemma: you understand the ethos behind LocumDeck’s Instant Book, you get how it helps you work on your own terms. You’ve enjoyed spending a happy half hour setting up your dream sessions in your chosen practices and specifying your own rates (I won’t do visits in practice A because I spend more…
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Start planning now for 
next year’s tax

It’s not long until the end of the tax year - what should you be thinking about? Have you used your full ISA allowance? Are you or your spouse wasting any of your personal allowance? If you are a basic rate taxpayer and your spouse is not using their personal allowance, you may be able…
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Faltering growth in children

This is a recent guideline from NICE, which gives advice on managing faltering growth in children. A lot of this is common sense, but as it is a new guideline, I will summarise the bits relevant to us. I will not deal with weight loss in the first few days, as this is generally managed…
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Podcast | Hub life

After several pilots, Extended Access (EA) or hub working is being rolled out nationally. This article captures the experience of working in such setting as a sessional GP, based on my own and that of colleagues. EA shifts provide a shared overflow capacity for same day care to improve access, and relieve pressure on A&E.…
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Sore throat – when to use antibiotics

This is a new guideline from NICE which advises on when to use antibiotics in patients with sore throat. If you already use a scoring system to help you decide when to prescribe it doesn't change a lot. Take home points: use a scoring system (FeverPAIN or Centor) and prescribe penicillin 500mg QDS or 1g…
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Podcast | February 2018 edition of The Sessional GP magazine

In our 99th edition, Kate is no so sweet on sugar; Judith has us whacking mouldywarps, Rachel has some advice about the new European data protection laws, Nigel pits pensions against mortgages, Emma explains some of the reasons why GPs work Down Under, Sara on the current climate for GP locums and Louise on faltering…
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