We’re very pleased to announce the publication of our ‘core competencies’ document Locum GPs – the skills we need and how to achieve them.
Do GP locums need special training and skills?
Yes, without a doubt, although it hasn’t yet been incorporated into the GP training curriculum. Training GPs to work as locums is very often overlooked, yet most newly qualified GPs spend a significant time working as GP locums.
In this paper, written with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), we take a look at GP consultation skills, see how these skills may be used differently when locuming, and examine how we can then help GPs to learn those skills.