How to approach a career re-evaluation

1st September 2015 by NASGP

How to approach a career re-evaluation

When a career has reached a plateau, a dead end or a crossroads, it can be a very stressful and frustrating time. There is a tendency to go around in circles or vacillate for some considerable time, occasionally even decades.

It can be hard to share career concerns with colleagues and family may not understand or simply get weary of a repeating record.

In these situations, which we have seen many times during our 25 years advising the medical profession, there are a number of key issues that need addressing:

Making time for career analysis

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"I was introduced to the local locum chambers several months ago when I made a career move from partnership. I now combine salaried and locum roles. The chambers provides helpful support, leadership, advice and governance and reduces professional isolation. This combination of support reassures me and helps me provide safe and consistent care to patients within the community . There is a useful, innovative online portal - LocumDeck - which helps me access local work and which has efficient systems for reconciliation of finance including pensions. I would highly recommend joining a locum chambers for any GPs starting out in the locum world ."

Dr Adrian Richardson

Dr Adrian Richardson

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