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The GP locum tutor
An anoymous survey of GP locums finds that the majority of respondents were very happy with their role and recommended a GP locum career to students thanks to flexibility, workload autonomy and patient care, and reduction of admin and bureaucracy. But GP locums also said they faced isolation, disrespect and difficulty accessing knowledge updatesRead more >
Life after VTS: my journey to life as a GP locum
Like many highly skilled professions, a career in general practice can be a journey with obstacles to overcome, barriers to navigate and choices to make. NASGP member Tina Sumner describes how she came to be working as a GP locum and how NASGP has helped her in that journey.Read more >
Working until i’m 67
Many of us are looking down the barrel of our ‘normal retirement age’ being 67. A chilling thought. One that drops to freezing when you think about how you’re going to finance the gap between when you want to retire and when you can actually afford to retire.Read more >
e-learning | Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events
This is a new guideline from NICE advising that rivaroxaban plus aspirin can be used in the prevention of atherothrombotic events, under certain circumstances. It was published in Oct 2019. This is quite a big change in practice.Read more >
Podcast | Social prescribing – I’ve seen the future of general practice…
A partner in a North London practice was feeling burned out. The crushing target-chasing workload was no longer offset by the reward of helping patients. The BNF had no remedy for the distresses of modern life which patients were bringing into her consulting room. She, like her patients, was ground down.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.