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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 locums when dealing with complaints and suggests some coping strategies.

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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...

Capita 'fiasco' leaves locum GPs without receipts to confirm pension payments

Capita 'fiasco' leaves locum GPs without receipts to confirm pension payments

GP leaders have demanded assurances for locums that their NHS pension contributions...

GP contract indemnity fund 'potentially divisive' for locums and practices
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GP contract indemnity fund 'potentially divisive' for locums and practices

Locums should receive their share of a £30m fund to cover rising GP indemnity costs...

Advice for GP locums

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

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...

Interview: The role of humour in the GP consultation
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Interview: The role of humour in the GP consultation

Belfast GP Dr Waqar Ahmed explains how improvisational theatre techniques have helped...

Medico-legal advice

How GPs can prepare for appearing as a witness in court

How GPs can prepare for appearing as a witness in court

GPs can be anxious at the prospect of appearing in court as a witness. By gaining...

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...

Caution urged as GPs see rise in marathon fitness requests

Caution urged as GPs see rise in marathon fitness requests

GPs have been warned not to be pressured into acting outside their competence when...

Latest clinical education

Managing cows' milk allergy in primary care

Managing cows' milk allergy in primary care

Dr Joanne Walsh highlights the challenges of diagnosing cows' milk protein allergy...

Crohn's disease - Clinical review

Crohn's disease - Clinical review

Diagnosing and managing this inflammatory bowel disease.

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

The differential diagnosis of conditions presenting with pigmentation including melasma,...

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

Diagnosis and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis, including...

The management of rosacea
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The management of rosacea

Diagnosing rosacea, understanding the various presentations, recognising triggers...

GP dilemma: Child malnutrition

GP dilemma: Child malnutrition

How do I deal with parents who I think may not be feeding their child properly?

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