Remember this? Back in March the RMBF hosted a landmark conference to get to the core root of the main issues facing GP Locums and Salaried GPs. And in a word? Isolation. As often professional as geographical, and sometimes without even knowing it.
The formal report is now published here, and includes information on how the RCGP are putting together a working group to tackle these issues one and for all.
For the formation of a pan-UK body to oversee the needs of sessional¬†GPs on a national, multi-organisational scale. This group will be facilitated by the¬†RCGP going forward, under the steer of Dr Clare Gerada. This group will take¬†forward the discussion points from this meeting and outcomes from the two research¬†projects and explore issues and solutions.
Closing remarks from the Chair: ‚ÄúThe importance of sessional GPs within the¬†overall primary care workforce has been recognised and recognised in high-definition¬†for possibly the first time throughout the professional organisations. What is equally¬†important is that this is seen as a professional quality issue that transcends the¬†differences between the four nations.
And I‚Äôm delighted to say that the RCGP has stepped up to the plate and is willing to¬†spearhead and lead this ‚Äėcoalition of the willing‚Äô. This mechanism headed by the¬†RCGP with contributions from all those with responsibility and influence in this area,¬†will take forward all the knowledge that‚Äôs been presented today.
So, no pressure then.
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