Each freelance GP chambers must ensure the following are undertaken:
- Collect up-to-date clinical information from local sources and collate it in a meaningful way for chambers members.
- Provide access to tailored educational events.Note :: the chamber may source this information collaboratively between its local members, or utilise its chambers managers. A chamber may want to share some or all of this information with other local locums who are not its members.
- Ensure all members must perform all their GP locum work through their chambers.
- Ensure every booked session is confirmed to the practice.
- Publish terms and conditions for members, practices and the chambers.
Working as a team
- Ensure all members attend a minimum of 4 internal chambers clinical governance meetings per year.
- Have a nominated ‘chambers lead partner’ per team to support clinical governance issues.
- Working as a team - Ideally have no more than 15 GPs per team/unit.
- Working relationships with practices - have a nominated ‘chambers manager’ per team to oversee local bookings.
- Individually notify each member of every complaint, significant or adverse event and must participate in its chambers significant events procedures.
- Must ensure that members complete feedback about a practice if they decide to ‘blacklist’ that practice.
- Raise quality concerns about an underperforming practice in a meaningful way.
- Must support underperforming members.
- Provide assistance to its members for all aspects of NHS appraisal and revalidation.
- Insist all practices provide your members with confidential usernames and passwords for their clinical IT systems.
- Have an option where members can have autonomy to take on a leadership role in an area of their clinical or non-clinical interest to further the purpose of their local chambers.Note :: this can be from taking on a leadership role in a clinical or non-clinical area, or setting up a specialist clinic based on that member’s special skills or interests.
NASGP’s chambers accreditation scheme is subject to approval by the NASGP and can be withdrawn at any time.