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Third of GPs plan to quit within five years, survey finds Third of GPs plan to quit within five years, survey finds

Latest national survey predicts major change.

Free menopause webinar added to NASGP’s free education series Free menopause webinar added to NASGP’s free education series

GPs can learn about best practice and new research about the menopause during a lunchtime event on 5 May.

Funded membership launches for GPs in Gloucestershire Funded membership launches for GPs in Gloucestershire

Local GPs eligible for two years' fully-funded membership as part of CCG partnership.

Ten-week Locum Form B rule to restart in October 2022 Ten-week Locum Form B rule to restart in October 2022

Locum B admin holiday comes to an end.

GPs running out of LFTs as many stay off sick with Covid-19 GPs running out of LFTs as many stay off sick with Covid-19

GPs are short of tests just as demand for sickness cover rises.

PCNs hiring ‘portfolio’ salaried GPs to work across practices PCNs hiring ‘portfolio’ salaried GPs to work across practices

PCNs have begun hiring GPs to work across practices in ‘portfolio’ roles, Pulse reports.

New locum prescribing study needs context, GPs advise New locum prescribing study needs context, GPs advise

Dr Fieldhouse said: 'This paper raises many questions, and insightful feedback from our members shows that more research needs to be done.'

Practices ‘should not pay “pension included” rates’ Practices ‘should not pay “pension included” rates’

Practices that pay a rate inclusive of pension contributions ‘shouldn’t be doing so’, specialist medical accountants advised this week. 

£10m of locum funding unspent £10m of locum funding unspent

GPs and commissioners have been urged to submit last-minute proposals to access these funds. 

More remote consultations for Wales, minister tells LMCs More remote consultations for Wales, minister tells LMCs

Minister promises a step change.

Free lunchtime CPD series for locums launches in April Free lunchtime CPD series for locums launches in April

Sessional GPs can learn advanced practice tips about risk management in the first of a new series of CPD webinars from NASGP.

Majority of GPs should be employed by trusts, reports says Majority of GPs should be employed by trusts, reports says

'At Your Service' has a foreword by Sajid Javid.

UK GPs organise for Ukraine UK GPs organise for Ukraine

Doctors across the UK and the island of Ireland have spoken out and organised funding in solidarity with Ukraine. 

GPs face Saturday opening in new contract imposition GPs face Saturday opening in new contract imposition

GPs in England must open at weekends, according to 2022/3 contract.

BMA: ‘No requirement’ for locums to use flexible pools BMA: ‘No requirement’ for locums to use flexible pools

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of NASGP, said: 'As the BMA quite rightly warns, these banks must not strip GPs of the security and autonomy that are so essential to the workforce.'

GP Type 2 deadline extended GP Type 2 deadline extended

PCSE has pushed the deadline to 7 March.

Salaried GPs should get 2% uplift, DDRB advises Salaried GPs should get 2% uplift, DDRB advises

Salaried GPs could get a pay uplift of 2% for 2022/23.

GPs speak out against proposals to stop free lateral flow tests GPs speak out against proposals to stop free lateral flow tests

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: 'Until the NHS is free of the risks of its workforce coming in to work with COVID, lateral flow tests must remain free.'

GP pension changes delayed by six months GP pension changes delayed by six months

On 1 October top rates will fall from 14.5% to 12.5% over the course of two years, reducing contribution costs for GPs. 

GPs compensated £1.5m for pension errors GPs compensated £1.5m for pension errors

Dr Richard Fieldhouse, NASGP chair, said: 'The biggest issue that the NHS faces is the welfare and resilience of its workforce, and a properly administered pension scheme that is simple to use and access will go a long way to supporting that.'

New LocumDeck ‘switch’ hides Availability Requests New LocumDeck ‘switch’ hides Availability Requests

NASGP acted on feedback from locums about the high volume of requests for sessions that NASGP members face at the moment. 

HMRC deadline extended for self-assessment HMRC deadline extended for self-assessment

But specialist medical accountants warn against waiting.

Locums won’t be ‘corralled’ into flexible pools Locums won’t be ‘corralled’ into flexible pools

Speaking to Emma Bower for GP Online, Dr Richard Fieldhouse said flexible pools were in principle ‘a fantastic idea’, but warned that colleagues would not give up the flexibility of locuming to operate in a new model.

NASGP urges locums to add Covid pass on LocumDeck NASGP urges locums to add Covid pass on LocumDeck

GPs working in practices in England should show compliance with the NHS’s new vaccine mandate, NASGP has advised members.