GP CAREERS

Being a GP provides many options for future career development and many GPs are also now opting for portfolio careers. For jobs, career advice and information keep an eye on our GP Careers section or visit GP Jobs.

Why GPs should be recognised as specialists

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP with a view to partnership, Derbyshire

The transition from GP trainee to independent practice

How GP locums should handle patient complaints

Getting the most out of your appraisal

Taking a sabbatical to work as an expedition medic

Latest GP careers

Movement disorders clinical Q&A

Movement disorders clinical Q&A

Dr Nick Lance describes his role and answers questions on diagnosis and management...

Denigration of general practice rife in medical training, warns RCGP report
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Denigration of general practice rife in medical training, warns RCGP report

Medical students are being put off GP careers because more than three quarters hear...

My role as a medico-legal adviser

My role as a medico-legal adviser

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein explains how GPs benefit from the MDU's award-winning...

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...

GP training

GP dilemma: Handling a power of attorney request
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GP dilemma: Handling a power of attorney request

How should GPs deal with power of attorney requests? Dr Rachel Birch from Medical...

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

GPs have a duty to act if they believe a colleague's poor performance could compromise...

Genetic information and confidentiality

Genetic information and confidentiality

In the latest in our series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, MDU medico-legal...

Careers advice & interviews

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Dr Peter Gough explains his volunteer work with Doctors of the World UK's clinic...

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...

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...

Life as a reserve medical officer in the RAF

Life as a reserve medical officer in the RAF

GP and Squadron Leader Alex Norman has served in the RAF as a reserve medical officer...

GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser
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GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser

GP Dr Zaid Al-Najjar explains what his role as a medico-legal adviser at the Medical...

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

What do GPs need to know if they are planning on working abroad? Dr Richenda Tisdale...

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Many GPs will decide to embark on further study during their career. Professor Rodger...

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Is a partnership, salaried GP post, locum role or even non-GP work right for you?...

Being a GP with a special interest

Being a GP with a special interest

A special interest is good for your personal development, and there are lots of opportunities,...

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

In this two-part guide for new GP partners, Dr Tillmann Jacobi explains the pros...

Starting as a GP partner: Working with the practice team
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Starting as a GP partner: Working with the practice team

In the second part of his article, Dr Tillmann Jacobi looks at working with the practice...

Career development: Taking on the role of GP appraiser

Career development: Taking on the role of GP appraiser

The challenges faced by GP appraisers and how to overcome them.

Developing a medical writing career
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Developing a medical writing career

Professor Rodger Charlton considers how to combine GP work with a writing career.

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

A passion for sport is integral to Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud's medical career and led to...

Working as a prison doctor
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Working as a prison doctor

Doctors at HMP Wandsworth need good 'jail craft', writes resident GP Dr Emmanuel...

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Dr Alex Burns, a GP in Cornwall, explains why he spent a year working with VSO in...

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Dr Jenny Corser on why she became involved in trek medicine and how other GPs can...

Teaching opportunities for GPs
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Teaching opportunities for GPs

Teaching undergraduates, trainees, other GPs or other healthcare professionals -...

Wellbeing for GPs

Wellbeing for GPs: The importance of looking after ourselves
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Wellbeing for GPs: The importance of looking after ourselves

As humans we all have the same needs for rest and recuperation, and it is worth spending...

Wellbeing for GPs: How sharing our experiences can help sustain us

Wellbeing for GPs: How sharing our experiences can help sustain us

Dr Jennifer Napier explains how 'Schwartz Rounds', where a multidisciplinary group...

Wellbeing for GPs: Dealing with constant NHS change

Wellbeing for GPs: Dealing with constant NHS change

The NHS seems to be in a constant state of change, which can be extremely stressful....

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