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GPs continue to choose locum careers over salaried and partner roles

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 salaried roles, a survey suggests.

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Locums promised payment as Primary Care People buyout completed

Locums promised payment as Primary Care People buyout completed

Locum agency Primary Care People has committed to settling all outstanding payments...

U-turn on 'chaotic' IR35 rules to prevent locum tax hikes

U-turn on 'chaotic' IR35 rules to prevent locum tax hikes

The BMA has welcomed NHS Improvement's decision to reverse its 'disastrous' advice...

Three in five GP practices increased their use of locums in past year

Three in five GP practices increased their use of locums in past year

Three in five GP practices have had to rely more heavily on locums to continue providing...

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

Advice for GPs returning to work after an injury or illness

Advice for GPs returning to work after an injury or illness

How does a period away from work because of illness or injury affect your medical...

GPs call for NHS indemnity as costs reach 'unaffordable' heights

GPs call for NHS indemnity as costs reach 'unaffordable' heights

Nine in 10 GPs would like the NHS to fund the cost of GP indemnity, a survey has...

Caring for patients in prison: reducing your medicolegal risk

Caring for patients in prison: reducing your medicolegal risk

Providing GP care to patients in prison poses a unique set of challenges, explains...

Latest clinical education

Clinical review: Insomnia

Clinical review: Insomnia

The criteria for diagnosis of insomnia and how to help patients to manage the factors...

Prescribing in older people
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Prescribing in older people

Appropriate prescribing in older people, including when to discontinue medications,...

Clinical review: Prostate cancer

Clinical review: Prostate cancer

An overview of the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, including classification...

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease
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Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification...

Differential diagnoses: Abdominal swellings
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Differential diagnoses: Abdominal swellings

Four presentations of abdominal swellings, including paraumbilical hernia, umbilical...

Clinical review: Eating disorders

Clinical review: Eating disorders

The diagnosis and management of eating disorders in primary care, covering validated...

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