Meet the locum GP specialist

October 10th, 2015

For years, we've been calling for recognition that locuming involves performing in a specialised environment requiring at least a mention in formal GP training. We've now brought that together in a on...

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But what if all GPs were locums?

August 10th, 2015

Crazy as it sounds, this is a rhetorical question I often hear, and you may have heard it too. Though it doesn’t seem to be asked as a genuine question, more as an attempt to somehow justify the fact ...

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When a locum cancels a session

August 26th, 2014

No matter what the reason, the sudden unavailability of a doctor or nurse is at the very least upsetting for patients, and in some cases can have serious adverse consequences on patient care. Practice...

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Continuity of care as a GP locum

continuity of care

December 13th, 2013

Continuity of care, defined by care given continuously by one doctor, is one of the most frequently talked about modalities of care provided by GPs; it’s the one we collectively feel that’s under thre...

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Paying tax as a locum GP

August 9th, 2012

Tax avoidance has been a prominent topic in the news in recent weeks, with reports of high earners paying minimal tax. What is the background to this? First it is important to understand the differenc...

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Missing a Trick

October 6th, 2011

This autumn saw the second GP/NASGP Locum GP conference in London, with a range of talks including the opportunities and threats of the NHS White Paper; how to market yourself as a locum by our very o...

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Going locum

August 1st, 2011

New to self employment? August is the time when many GP registrars leave the comparative safety of PAYE and become self employed, so here’s a summary of what you need to do to keep the taxman happy (a...

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Skills and training for locum GPs

March 19th, 2010

We're very pleased to announce the publication of our 'core competencies' document Locum GPs - the skills we need and how to achieve them. So, who should read it? Locum GPs This paper celebrates the i...

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