Locum GP chambers

Locum chambers are small, independent groups of local self-employed locum GPs all working together through a shared management structure to support NHS GP practices to maintain, and in some cases improve, local GP services.

Broadly speaking, locum chambers:

  • Provide educational programmes for local GPs (not just their members!), crowdsource local clinical information and spread best practice.
  • Employ experienced managers or clerks to take care of all non-clinical aspects of working as a locum GP (e.g. booking, confirming, rates negotiations, SEAs, complaints, cancellations, certificates, usernames/passwords etc), enabling the GPs to focus on providing clinical services.
  • Host regular member-only clinical governance meetings to discuss SEAs, complaints, best practice, underperforming practices, clinical cases, rates, strategy etc. And also regular social events for their members.
  • Support all aspects of appraisal relating to their members.
  • Create an environment that allows their GPs to have a flourishing portfolio career, including also working in salaried posts and as an intermediary position between GP partnerships.