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BMA holds urgent meeting with health secretary following PM’s ‘face-to-face’ comments BMA holds urgent meeting with health secretary following PM’s ‘face-to-face’ comments

Public outcry over GP-bashing in UK parliament and media has led Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA chair, to request an urgent meeting with the prime minister.

GP locums do not need special indemnity for remote work if covered by NHS, MPS advises GP locums do not need special indemnity for remote work if covered by NHS, MPS advises

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, a GP locum and NASGP chair, wrote: 'This is a welcome clarification from the MPS.'

Guidelines Live returns for in-person GP event this autumn Guidelines Live returns for in-person GP event this autumn

NASGP members get half-price registration.

LocumDeck hits 2,000-practice milestone as managers flock to independent locum platform LocumDeck hits 2,000-practice milestone as managers flock to independent locum platform

GP locums can now work with over 2,000 GP practices in the UK on LocumDeck after the independent booking system saw its total reach new heights last week.

GP locums in demand again as practices flock to LocumDeck for September rush GP locums in demand again as practices flock to LocumDeck for September rush

Early figures suggest LocumDeck bookings will double month on month in September 2021, compared with August.

New GP locum champion role at CCG creates milestone for locum engagement New GP locum champion role at CCG creates milestone for locum engagement

A new GP locum champion role is being advertised in Shropshire to offer a point of contact and support newly-qualified GPs who start work as GP locums.

Stop non-urgent blood tests, NHS England warns GPs after nationwide shortage Stop non-urgent blood tests, NHS England warns GPs after nationwide shortage

GPs must not order blood tests unless they are clinically urgent, NHS England warned.

GPs locums needed for third pilot of CCG-initiated remote working service GPs locums needed for third pilot of CCG-initiated remote working service

'This service can support practices and patients in areas that have struggled to recruit or retain GPs,' Dr Fieldhouse said.

‘Empty promise’ on salaried GP pay leads BMA leaders to quit DDRB negotiations ‘Empty promise’ on salaried GP pay leads BMA leaders to quit DDRB negotiations

NASGP fully supports the fight for salaried GPs to be remunerated fairly.

New research finds peer review can improve GP consultations New research finds peer review can improve GP consultations

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of NASGP, said: 'It is always good to see more evidence for ways for groups of GPs to support each other in making their work safer and more efficient.'

End of self-isolation rule creates postcode lottery for GP terms on safe work End of self-isolation rule creates postcode lottery for GP terms on safe work

GPs urge caution as order for people to self-isolate after COVID contact ends.

Requests for GP locums triple on LocumDeck as practices switch to emergency mode Requests for GP locums triple on LocumDeck as practices switch to emergency mode

Vacant sessions were up fourfold month on month.

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.