My journey to life as a locum

December 31st, 2019

Like many highly skilled professions, a career in general practice can be a journey with obstacles to overcome, barriers to navigate and choices to make. NASGP member Tina Sumner describes how she cam...

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Meet the locum GP specialist

June 19th, 2019

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 brought that together in a one-day G...

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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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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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