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Locums twice as likely as partners to see higher increases in indemnity costs

Locums twice as likely as partners to see higher increases in indemnity costs
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GP locums are twice as likely as partners to see larger increases in their indemnity costs, a GPonline poll suggests, with 14% of locums and 7% of partners reporting that fees rose more than 30% this year.

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Locum agency's new owners pledge to pay GPs in full

Locum agency's new owners pledge to pay GPs in full

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Locum agency owed GPs and nurses over £350,000 when it went into administration

Locum agency owed GPs and nurses over £350,000 when it went into administration

GPs and nurses were owed more than £350,000 by locum agency Primary Care People when...

GPs continue to choose locum careers over salaried and partner roles
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GPs continue to choose locum careers over salaried and partner roles

GPs are continuing to choose to work as GP locums rather than remain in partner or...

Advice for GP locums

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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

Email security and patient confidentiality

Email security and patient confidentiality

In the latest in our series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, Dr Nicola...

Exclusive: Indemnity costs rose more than 20% this year for one in four GPs
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Exclusive: Indemnity costs rose more than 20% this year for one in four GPs

More than 90% of GPs say their medical indemnity fees have increased this year -...

Exclusive: Indemnity costs strip equivalent of 2,500 GPs from NHS
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Exclusive: Indemnity costs strip equivalent of 2,500 GPs from NHS

Three in five GPs have been forced to cut the number of sessions they work or turn...

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Comorbidities in older people
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