Revalidation

Working in isolation is not an option

I’m just on my way back from giving a talk on ‘Enhanced Appraisal’ for GP locums. When I arrived in the afternoon, I was leapt on by some a few delegates who’d been there for the morning and who reported the general angst about what PCTs should be doing about locums and appraisal. I gave…
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Raising concerns about poor prescribing

MPS Medicolegal Consultant Dr Rachel Birch shares a case scenario involving a locum GP who was working in a practice with poor prescribing issues Dr L was working three days a week as a maternity locum at a busy medical practice. Every day she was asked to manage the acute prescription requests, even though she…
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Revalidation for locums – all in it together

NHS appraisal is a formative process with which many GPs across the UK are already very familiar. In many ways, it’s similar to an annual car service, tuning up our performance to pretty much the best it can be. Servicing a car is generally time-consuming and expensive, and relatively subjective in that the quality of…
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Isolation remains key issue for Sessional GPs

Paula Wright, Chairman of North-east Employed and Locum GPs, takes us through the findings of the recent report into Sessional GPs from the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. Having spent many years supporting our sessional GP group in a variety of roles as treasurer, website manager and chairperson, I was delighted to have the opportunity to…
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