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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 are being added correctly, in a warning to primary care support provider Capita.

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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...

GP sickness pay could leave practices facing five-figure shortfall

GP sickness pay could leave practices facing five-figure shortfall

Sickness payments for GPs under the contract deal for 2017/18 could leave practices...

Locums to raise fees as contract offers £4,000 indemnity top up per average practice
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Locums to raise fees as contract offers £4,000 indemnity top up per average practice

An average 7,000-patient GP practice will receive around £4,000 to cover rises in...

Advice for GP locums

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...

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...

Medico-legal advice

The risks of posting in closed online forums
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The risks of posting in closed online forums

Doctors-only online forums are becoming increasingly popular within the profession,...

GP training: 5 common prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

GP training: 5 common prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward highlights the five most common prescribing...

How to look after your health and avoid a GMC complaint
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How to look after your health and avoid a GMC complaint

In these high-pressure times, MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Nicola Lennard discusses...

Latest clinical education

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Advice on helping parents to manage feeding difficulties, excluding medical problems...

Managing patients with gout
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Managing patients with gout

Management of gout, covering acute attacks, long-term management strategies, risk...

Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms
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Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms

Red flags in patients with loss of appetite, possible causes and further investigations...

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Raised prolactin levels and their management, including clinical presentations, recent...

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Infectious causes of erythematous rashes in children and important differential diagnoses.

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flags to be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness, possible causes...

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