This annual survey will run from 5 May until 31 May 2011.
|THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED|
Respondents may see themselves as a member of a ‘lost tribe of GPs, working in the background’, as NASGP chief executive Dr Richard Fieldhouse has described the lot of locums. Or they may feel respected by the GP practices and other primary providers they work for as performing a valuable role when extra pairs of hands are needed.
GP locums across the UK have faced well-known difficulties including avoiding professional isolation, getting effective representation by national professional bodies and keeping pace with CPD and appraisal requirements.
Now there are claims that locums working in England are being marginalised when it comes to playing a role in the evolving GP commissioning consortia.
Is this true, and are GP locums in the other UK countries being overlooked in relation to primary care changes?
Locums can answer questions about this and other issues including their pay, revalidation and out-of-hours services by taking part in this survey. All locums responding will be entered into a prize draw for £100 of Amazon vouchers.