Skills and training for locum GPs

19th March 2010 by NASGP

Skills and training for locum GPs

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.

GP Locums: The skills we need, and how to achieve them

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"We’ve worked with the NASGP now for over a decade, and have always been impressed with their commitment to promoting a really productive working relationship between practices and GP locums, with the ultimate aim of making sure patients receive the best care, no matter which GP they see."

Lynda Cox, Practice Cover

Lynda Cox, Practice Cover

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