Complaints and significant events can be a stressful part of a GP locum’s career, especially when faced alone. But they also pose an opportunity for the GP locum and the practice they work in to improve clinical practice and patient experience. Handled well, they improve patient satisfaction, and support the GP locum to learn and grow.
Steve Shaw is an NASGP Membership Support Manager, and is also an experienced Chambers Manager. He and colleague Ali Lewis are the first port of call for members in helping members get the resources they need and make the most of their membership.
In this Q&A, Steve explains how a GP locum who’s a member of a Locum Chambers receives support during the complaints process, and why supporting GP locums at these times is key to the work a Locum Chambers does.