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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Where the nhs pension 
scheme gets really complicated

Liz Densley describes the complications and pitfalls of keeping accurate records regarding the NHS pension scheme. Problem area We’re now well into the season of preparing accounts and tax returns for GPs with self employed income, and by far the biggest problem area is (unsurprisingly) pension contributions. We are finding more and more that not…
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Podcast | June 2017 edition of The Sessional GP

Richard Fieldhouse gives a brief tour of the latest edition of The Sessional GP, starting with capturing evidence for NHS appraisal, the latest on ISA savings, NHS pension scheme, Irritable bladder syndrome and much more. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:48 — 23.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More
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Podcast | Get started as a GP locum part 1

Sara Chambers and Richard Fieldhouse talk about getting started as a locum GP from the viewpoint of having just qualified. We cover who to notify, the positives of being a locum, what kit you'll need, and which channels for finding work are available, and their pros and cons. Listen to the podcast below, or download…
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Getting a good nights sleep

Dr Kate Little talks about the links between sleep and health, the consequences of poor sleep, and how we can get better sleep. I was asked at my last appraisal if I was sleep deprived. When considering our health and fitness to practise, the Leicester Health Structured Reflective Template (SRT) suggests asking about sleep, along…
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I, Robot BM BCh (Oxon)

How long before machines are cleverer than us? The first robots were clockwork novelties. Now robots – named for the Russian word robotnic, meaning worker – can outperform humans at ever more tasks. But robots are specialists. They don’t have our versatility – yet. They can’t yet do what every child can do – transfer…
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Why set career goals?

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal. Elbert Hubbard - philosopher and writer This article follows on from goal setting part 1 where I outlined the importance of goal setting as one of many career…
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Podcast | April edition of The Sessional GP

In our 94th edition, Kate helps you to get a good night's sleep, Liz has the latest on IR35, Sonia has more on goal-setting, Judith's intelligence is far from artificial, Rachel on GMC's latest on confidentiality and Louise on what's probably the last thing on anyone's mind after just having had a baby. [The Sessional…
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