Three good things

Holiday season. We are stuck in traffic at a standstill on the A303. Grey cloud and rain. Kids bickering in the back. “Daft Punk”, our holiday music, blaring from the speakers in defiance of it all. We will enjoy this holiday… Holiday season. We are stuck in traffic at a standstill on the A303. Grey cloud…
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Lost in translation

Medical Protection’s Dr Rachel Birch explores some of the risks involved in treating patients whose first language is not English. It is likely that we have all consulted with patients whose first language is not English. How often we do so will depend on the demographics of the practice population. There are potential risks, both…
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Podcast | Get started as a GP locum – part 2

In our second episode on getting started as a GP locum, Richard and Sara talk about how to develop your booking process (and what that actually is!), and fine tuning your T&Cs. Listen now at the bottom of this page, or subscribe online. From GP registrar to GP locum 40 pages covering everything you need…
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Podcast | August 2017 edition of The Sessional GP Magazine

Sara Chambers and Richard Fieldhouse review this month's edition of The Sessional GP Magazine (see below). Are GP hubs all they're made out to be? Do you understand what 'payment on account'? When did you last record the details of the family member who provided that consultation's interpretation service? What are you grateful for today?…
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No risk, no reward: the NHS needs mavericks.

Judith Harvey examines the memoirs of some eminent hospital consultants, who are not just summing up their careers, but reflecting on the changes they have lived through. And when they are retired, they can say what they think. Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh set the trend with Do No Harm. Stephen Westaby, in Fragile Lives, tells how…
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Keep on spinning – the journey to wellbeing

Dr Kate Little from Physician Burnout has advice for us on how to look after ourselves using the "Wheel of Wellbeing” model. Many of us will be familiar with patients who have recovered from an episode of mental ill-health, who are fearful of coming off medication or of anything that might rock the boat. There…
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How to set SMART career goals

How to get the best from the SMART goal setting system Using a framework is much more effective than just writing lists. The SMART system has been somewhat over egged but, as a goal setting methodology, it is simple and can get someone from setting rubbish goals (or not setting any at all) to setting…
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Podcast | Why did we call it LocumDeck?

It actually took us a while what to call it. Richard Fieldhouse and Sara Chambers help explain not just why we call it LocumDeck, but also something about what it does and how it empowers locum GPs. You can also watch it as a video. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:08 —…
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