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GP locums asked to work extra sessions on holiday to ease local workforce shortages GP locums asked to work extra sessions on holiday to ease local workforce shortages

A practice manager in Cornwall has been featured by BBC News and Metro after her tweet inviting GP locums to work at her surgery went viral.

GPs in North London invited to join new locum chambers for freelance support at work GPs in North London invited to join new locum chambers for freelance support at work

NASGP has opened applications for a new GP locum chambers for GPs in Barnet, Haringey and Enfield.

BMA calls for independent review of bias in GMC fitness-to-practise procedures BMA calls for independent review of bias in GMC fitness-to-practise procedures

New ruling 'raises a further and highly significant concern,' Dr Nagpaul wrote.

Welsh locum GPs raise fees by 20 percent to cover indemnity over hub concerns Welsh locum GPs raise fees by 20 percent to cover indemnity over hub concerns

GP locum and NASGP chair Dr Richard Fieldhouse told Pulse he had seen examples of locums putting up their rates by a fifth. 

Locums lose hours on pensions paperwork after PCSE portal fails, drops auto-fill forms Locums lose hours on pensions paperwork after PCSE portal fails, drops auto-fill forms

Locums said PCSE’s errors had put them off the NHS pension altogether. 

Locum session bookings increase in more than half of UK practices in 2021, GPs report Locum session bookings increase in more than half of UK practices in 2021, GPs report

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of NASGP, said: 'It’s hugely worrying seeing practices still struggle with so much increased demand from patients.'

Manchester GPs and practice managers sound the alarm on Northern NHS workforce crisis Manchester GPs and practice managers sound the alarm on Northern NHS workforce crisis

Join our Manchester chambers today via the LocumDeck homepage.

GPs ‘mistakenly given access to colleagues’ pension data’, campaigners report GPs ‘mistakenly given access to colleagues’ pension data’, campaigners report

NASGP urges any members who encounter this error to report it to PCSE, and on NASGP’s exclusive members’-only forum. 

GPs face ‘moral distress’ from remote consulting pressures, new BMA survey reveals GPs face ‘moral distress’ from remote consulting pressures, new BMA survey reveals

Some 51% of GPs report a ‘lack of time to give sufficient emotional support to patients’.

GP workload to rise again after NHS England introduces new ‘health checks’ for 2021 GP workload to rise again after NHS England introduces new ‘health checks’ for 2021

No operational detail yet on funding or delivery for stroke checks at COVID-19 and flu jab clinics this autumn.

GPs warn that higher indemnity costs will put more pressure on the workforce crisis GPs warn that higher indemnity costs will put more pressure on the workforce crisis

Not only does it make sense for indemnity costs to be provided by the NHS within which GPs work, but also that everyone is treated equally.

Call for review of GPs’ re-registration processes amid Covid-19 workforce crisis Call for review of GPs’ re-registration processes amid Covid-19 workforce crisis

Dr Hughes’ comments came just days before the publication of a highly critical report into how Covid-19 burnout is accelerating the NHS workforce crisis.

PCSE bank holiday pensions portal mistake alarms sessional GPs PCSE bank holiday pensions portal mistake alarms sessional GPs

A history of mistakes and errors has left GPs disappointed and nervous about changes by PCSE.

GP workload teeters as Gov adds data opt-out, mask exemptions, whiplash claims GP workload teeters as Gov adds data opt-out, mask exemptions, whiplash claims

Only last month, GP leaders had warned the public that patient demand now radically outstrips workforce capacity.

Locum bank indemnity tie-ins would be ‘financially crippling’, UK GPs warned Locum bank indemnity tie-ins would be ‘financially crippling’, UK GPs warned

Welsh GPs used this year’s conference to warn colleagues across the UK about the dangers of locum banks.

GPs must be exempted from minimum pension age increase, BMA argues GPs must be exempted from minimum pension age increase, BMA argues

Dr Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: ‘This government needs to stop micromanaging contributory work benefits like the NHS Pension Scheme, particularly at a time when we are trying to encourage more GPs to work in the NHS.'

GP locums and NASGP invited to report on racial bias in CQC investigations at GP practices GP locums and NASGP invited to report on racial bias in CQC investigations at GP practices

The CQC is currently undertaking a project to investigate concerns that practices led by GPs from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background are more likely to receive lower ratings from the CQC.

New ‘face-to-face’ rules from NHS England put GP locums on the spot New ‘face-to-face’ rules from NHS England put GP locums on the spot

GP locums report being asked to do up to 90% face-to-face appointments following controversial new guidance from NHS England. 

Free membership offer launches for GPs in Surrey Free membership offer launches for GPs in Surrey

The Frimley scheme is the fourth of four local partnership schemes that NASGP runs in Essex, Devon and the Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. 

Seek help from MPs to raise pay, retain salaried GPs, BMA urges Seek help from MPs to raise pay, retain salaried GPs, BMA urges

Local MPs can help fight the GP workforce slippage by calling for better GP salaries, the BMA told doctors this week.

GP workforce out of step with demand, new NHS data shows GP workforce out of step with demand, new NHS data shows

The BMA has warned that the GP workforce is not growing quickly enough to cope with current demand.

Majority of BAME GP staff face racism at work, survey finds Majority of BAME GP staff face racism at work, survey finds

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: 'This outstanding piece of work should be essential reading for all involved at any leadership level within primary care.'

Record-breaking LocumDeck bookings again for April Record-breaking LocumDeck bookings again for April

GP locum bookings broke records again last month, with bookings on LocumDeck up 15% compared with March. 

New NIHR study calls for GP locum experiences New NIHR study calls for GP locum experiences

A new NIHR study is looking for locums, including GP locums, to share their experiences of working as a locum in the UK.