29 July 2012

GP Trainees Subcommittee Newsletter

Please see the link below to the latest edition of the GP Trainees Subcommittee newsletter, covering matters of interest to doctors in GP training:


The newsletters include information on education, training, contracts, terms & conditions of service and the NHS reforms in England, as well as information on getting involved with the subcommittee.

We would like this newsletter to reach as many GP trainees as possible, and would be grateful if you could forward it on to trainers and trainees in your area.

Locum GP forum

The online community for doctors, doc2doc, has recently launched a dedicated forum for GP locums. This forum provides an arena where locum GPs can discuss their experiences with colleagues from across the UK and gain insight from others in similar situations. Registering online to create an account is quick and straightforward. To get involved and network with fellow locum GP colleagues, you can visit the forum here.

Sessional GPs: redefining success

A conference for all salaried and locum GPs is being held in BMA House on Thursday 11 October 2012. At the Sessional GPs’ Conference there will be talks and workshop sessions on a range of issues relevant to sessional GPs. The full programme for the day and event flyer are both available online in the Events section of the BMA website, where you can also register your interest in attending the conference.

At the Sessional GPs conference, the official launch of the
Locum Handbook will also take place. Conference attendees will be the first to receive a hard copy of the handbook, which is already available online at this link. The Locum Handbook is a free benefit for all BMA members and provides a useful point of reference on different aspects of working as a locum GP. As well as sections on starting out as a locum GP, the handbook also contains advice on agreeing contracts for services as well as tips on setting up a business. The handbook is also a good resource for practices that employ locums