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Video: More than half of sessional GPs report work-related sickness

Video: More than half of sessional GPs report work-related sickness

Over half of salaried and locum GPs say they have been made unwell because of work-related stress in the past year, according to a BMA survey, with more than one in 10 forced to take time off sick.

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Dr Zoe Norris: Locums are part of the solution to the GP crisis
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Dr Zoe Norris: Locums are part of the solution to the GP crisis

GP leaders will meet in Edinburgh this week for the 2017 UK LMCs conference. As part...

Vulnerable practices risk collapse if GPs are forced out of locum roles
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Vulnerable practices risk collapse if GPs are forced out of locum roles

Scapegoating locums for the GP workforce crisis and trying to force them away from...

Locum and salaried GPs excluded from NHS planning because of huge data gaps

Locum and salaried GPs excluded from NHS planning because of huge data gaps

The lack of data on the sessional GP workforce means they are being excluded from...

Advice for GP locums

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...

GP locums: Setting up as a limited company

GP locums: Setting up as a limited company

Accountant Jenny Stone highlights the pros and cons of setting up as a limited company...

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...

Why GP locums should join a chambers

Why GP locums should join a chambers

There are many benefits to being part of a chambers if you are a locum GP, but what...

How to prepare yourself for home visits as a locum

How to prepare yourself for home visits as a locum

Home visits are often more challenging than practice-based consultations, particularly...

A financial guide for GP locums
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A financial guide for GP locums

Medical accountant Jenny Stone provides a guide to tax, pensions, setting your fees...

Minimising risk as a GP locum

Minimising risk as a GP locum

Working in unfamiliar surroundings means locum GPs need to take extra steps to mitigate...

Medico-legal advice

GPs demand full reimbursement of soaring indemnity costs

GPs demand full reimbursement of soaring indemnity costs

The government must offer more than 'drop in the ocean' funding top-ups to cover...

Confidentiality: What can GPs tell family members?

Confidentiality: What can GPs tell family members?

In the second of a series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, MDU medico-legal...

Medico-legal: 5 tips for a smooth summer

Medico-legal: 5 tips for a smooth summer

The summer months can present a number of medico-legal challenges for GPs - from...

Latest clinical education

Answering patients' questions on intrauterine contraception

Answering patients' questions on intrauterine contraception

Questions that GPs may need to answer from women considering having an IUS or IUD...

Developments in melanoma treatment

Developments in melanoma treatment

A review of established and novel therapeutic approaches for malignant melanoma,...

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Classification of cutaneous vasculitis, clinical features, suitable investigations...

Pelvic organ prolapse: clinical review
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Pelvic organ prolapse: clinical review

Diagnosis and management of pelvic organ prolapse, covering risk factors, assessment...

Identifying oral cancer
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Identifying oral cancer

The main signs, symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer in primary care and when...

Hayfever: clinical review

Hayfever: clinical review

Why it is important to diagnose and effectively manage seasonal allergic rhinitis,...

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