GP CAREERS

Being a GP provides many options for future career development and many GPs are also now opting for portfolio careers. For jobs, career advice and information keep an eye on our GP Careers section or visit GP Jobs.

Getting the most out of your appraisal

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP, Benfleet, Essex

GP locums: Setting up as a limited company

10 tips for newly-qualified GPs

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Why GP training should be extended

Career development: Becoming a GP trainer

Latest GP careers

How GPs can ensure they are prescribing safely

How GPs can ensure they are prescribing safely

Dr Alex Watson explains how a template developed for the RCGP's Membership by Assessment...

How GP locums should handle patient complaints

How GP locums should handle patient complaints

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward explains the particular challenges for...

Wellbeing for GPs: Dealing with constant NHS change

Wellbeing for GPs: Dealing with constant NHS change

The NHS seems to be in a constant state of change, which can be extremely stressful....

GP locums

Preparing for appraisal as a GP locum
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Preparing for appraisal as a GP locum

Dr Anna Cumisky provides an overview of the things to consider when preparing for...

Setting your terms and conditions as a GP locum

Setting your terms and conditions as a GP locum

To get the most out of being a GP locum it is important that you set your personal...

Starting out as a GP locum

Starting out as a GP locum

Becoming a locum can be daunting, but there are some practical steps GPs can take...

GP training

GP training: Recording your placement meeting in a learning log

GP training: Recording your placement meeting in a learning log

Advice to help GP trainees understand the key educational issues arising from their...

Multisource feedback in GP training

Multisource feedback in GP training

Multisource feedback (MSF) is a key part of the workplace-based assessment. Dr Prashini...

Confidentiality: When can GPs disclose information to the police?

Confidentiality: When can GPs disclose information to the police?

In the first of a series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, Dr Catherine...

Careers advice & interviews

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Dr Peter Gough explains his volunteer work with Doctors of the World UK's clinic...

How GPs can reduce risk when working in unscheduled care

How GPs can reduce risk when working in unscheduled care

A few simple steps can help make out-of-hours and unscheduled care safer and reduce...

How to look after your health and avoid a GMC complaint
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How to look after your health and avoid a GMC complaint

In these high-pressure times, MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Nicola Lennard discusses...

Life as a reserve medical officer in the RAF

Life as a reserve medical officer in the RAF

GP and Squadron Leader Alex Norman has served in the RAF as a reserve medical officer...

GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser
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GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser

GP Dr Zaid Al-Najjar explains what his role as a medico-legal adviser at the Medical...

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

What do GPs need to know if they are planning on working abroad? Dr Richenda Tisdale...

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Many GPs will decide to embark on further study during their career. Professor Rodger...

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Is a partnership, salaried GP post, locum role or even non-GP work right for you?...

Being a GP with a special interest

Being a GP with a special interest

A special interest is good for your personal development, and there are lots of opportunities,...

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

In this two-part guide for new GP partners, Dr Tillmann Jacobi explains the pros...

Starting as a GP partner: Working with the practice team
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Starting as a GP partner: Working with the practice team

In the second part of his article, Dr Tillmann Jacobi looks at working with the practice...

Career development: Taking on the role of GP appraiser

Career development: Taking on the role of GP appraiser

The challenges faced by GP appraisers and how to overcome them.

Developing a medical writing career
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Developing a medical writing career

Professor Rodger Charlton considers how to combine GP work with a writing career.

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

A passion for sport is integral to Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud's medical career and led to...

Working as a prison doctor
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Working as a prison doctor

Doctors at HMP Wandsworth need good 'jail craft', writes resident GP Dr Emmanuel...

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Dr Alex Burns, a GP in Cornwall, explains why he spent a year working with VSO in...

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Dr Jenny Corser on why she became involved in trek medicine and how other GPs can...

Teaching opportunities for GPs
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Teaching opportunities for GPs

Teaching undergraduates, trainees, other GPs or other healthcare professionals -...

Wellbeing for GPs

Wellbeing for GPs: It is time we addressed doctors' unmet needs
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Wellbeing for GPs: It is time we addressed doctors' unmet needs

As GPs we have all come across PUNs and DENs. But it's now time we started to consider...

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

Dr Jennifer Napier shares tips and advice from delegates at this year's RCGP annual...

Wellbeing for GPs: Where can GPs find help and support?

Wellbeing for GPs: Where can GPs find help and support?

There are a number of services available to help GPs if they are struggling to cope....

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