How to approach a practice manager about salaried work
Gary Hughes is a practice manager and partner with 12 years’ experience. He explains how practices like his are coping with the pandemic, how Covid-19 has affected their outlook for using locums, and his advice on how to get a salaried post at a GP practice you likeRead more >
Management and information continuity of care
Continuity of care, as defined by care given continuously by one doctor, is one of the most oft talked about modalities of care provided by GPs; it’s the one we feel that’s under threat, the one we’re trying to defend, and the one the government has picked up on to protect and promote. It enables us to build therapeutic relationships, and many patients and GPs value it. Indeed, 50% of our consultations are for chronic conditions, where relationship continuity clearly plays a significant role.Read more >
When a locum cancels a session
No matter what the reason, the sudden unavailability of a doctor or nurse is at the very least upsetting for patients, and in some cases can have serious adverse consequences on patient care. Practice staff go frantic having to rearrange appointments or find alternative cover.Read more >
Read GP financial advice on setting up GP locum tax accounts, starting out as a GP locum, how IR35 affects your GP locum, whether to join, stay or leave the NHS Pension Scheme, and what allowable expenses GP locums should record in their annual tax return.