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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 terms and conditions of work. Dr Liam Piggott offers some advice.

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Dr Zoe Norris: Salaried and locum GPs can help solve NHS workforce crisis
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Dr Zoe Norris: Salaried and locum GPs can help solve NHS workforce crisis

It's time the NHS woke up to the fact that GPs opting for salaried and locum roles...

GPs choosing locum roles to cap workload, BMA poll reveals
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GPs choosing locum roles to cap workload, BMA poll reveals

More than three quarters of locum GPs say they have chosen to work in locum roles...

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

The credibility of LMCs could be 'seriously undermined' and much of the profession...

Advice for GP locums

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...

How 'young GP' groups can support newly-qualified GPs

How 'young GP' groups can support newly-qualified GPs

Joining a 'young GP' group can provide valuable support and ongoing education for...

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...

Locums: When to blow the whistle in the NHS

Locums: When to blow the whistle in the NHS

Should you 'blow the whistle' if you suspect a practice is failing? Dr Judith Harvey...

Latest clinical education

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms
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Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy....

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Diagnosis and management of low back pain, including classification of low back pain,...

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis
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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses of conditions including strawberry naevus, spider naevus,...

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Assessment and management of women with urinary incontinence, including include transient...

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are an important part of successful...

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Treatment depends on the patient's age and the timeline of events.

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