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Free guides for GP locums – starting out, remote consulting and key skills

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‘Becoming a GP locum’ (2022) – free PDF download

‘Becoming a GP locum’ (2022) – free PDF download

In partnership with Medical Protection, this guide covers:

  • Registering as a GP locum
  • Pay, pension and record keeping
  • Terms, conditions and rates
  • Doing sessions
  • CPD, appraisal and peer networks

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Thriving as a GP locum (2020) – free PDF download

Thriving as a GP locum (2020) – free PDF download

Downloaded more than 10,000 times, our 40-page GP locum handbook gives you everything you need to know to set up and work efficiently as a GP locum in the NHS.

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GP locum skills and how to achieve them (2020) – free PDF download

GP locum skills and how to achieve them (2020) – free PDF download

As a specialist area of GP practice, working as a GP locum requires its own set of skills. The NASGP has developed a curriculum of training to equip GP locums and enable you to work safely and well.

An NASGP publication endorsed by the RCGP.  Authors: Dr Judith Harvey, Dr Christine Haseler, Dr Stephanie Franz, Dr John Pike, Dr Steve Nickless and Dr Richard Fieldhouse (NASGP chair).

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Remote consulting handbook (2020) – free PDF download

Remote consulting handbook (2020) – free PDF download

With Dr Abby Hyams and Dr Zubair Ahmed, GP Dr Adam Abbs has produced a sessional GP’s guide to remote work including advice on how to work remote GP locum sessions.

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"I started my career as a GP locum last year a week after CCT. I strongly agree with the doctors who praise the NASGP team. If there is no NASGP, there would be no GP locum called Dr Darshanie Seneviratne.

The team is absolutely amazing especially Dr Richard Fieldhouse, Ali Lewis and Jacqui Gumbrell – all providing unbelievable support to us. I've never seen such urgent assistance from any other team at any point in my career. For example when one of my invoices was delayed by a month and a half, Ali was incredibly supportive. It is a very good strength for us as we have support with any issues. I would like to stay with this amazing team forever. "

Dr Darshanie Seneviratne, GP, Essex

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