NHS Digital's plans for enabling every locum in England to have a work email address are coming together, and as part of that they need to do some in-vitro testing on 60 real living, breathing GP locums.
The team at NHS England have been working closely with NASGP and our friends in the GPC Sessional GP subcommittee to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible, for what no doubt will be a huge number of GP locums requiring an NHS email address.
Having a work email address isn't by any means unusual - most organisations would issue you with one on your first day of work. But with locums having no fixed organisational work address, it's been a lot trickier, especially with the NHS being one of the world's largest employers. And it's also not going to be a general panacea for the large information void we so often find ourselves in as locums, but it's a good start.
NASGP has been allocated 20 'seats' in this pilot, which we expect will be very popular, so if you're an NASGP member living in England who doesn't currently have an NHS email address, you can volunteer here by completing this short form.
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