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					        The next 30-45 mins…

 CCT
 Performers list
 Finding work
 Tayside locum group
 OOH
 Finance
 Question time
Who on earth would choose to be
         a locum GP?
 The Undecided
      Rural/Urban
      Large/Small
      FT/PT

 The Developing GP

 The patiently waiting

 Career Locums

 Retired Partners
                             CCT
 GMC website - CCT online

 CV, fee, photo, GMC cert

 ARCP sent by TCGP

 Will be released no earlier than 10 days before completion
  date

 Tense times

 “Tell him to stop worrying, it’ll turn out fine in the end. It
  always does” – Dr D Gemmell
               Performers List
 Host Board

 Areas of practice

 Tayside –
  allison.rooney@nhs.net

 GMC cert

 CV

 References x 2

 CCT
Medical Indemnity


          Estimate max number of
           sessions

          Start saving now



          Consider income
           protection
                               Medical Bag
 Medsave.co.uk (+BMA
  discount)
 Try B&Q and Tescos first
 Essentials:
  Stethoscope, Otoscope/ophthalmoscope, BP cuff,
  thermometer, pulse oximeter, glucometer, gloves,
  syringes, needles, vaccutainers, Urostips


 Prescriptions
        Collected at the practice

 Drugs
        Training Practice
        Private Scripts
 Diary
     Check + double check… DO NOT DOUBLEBOOK
     Keep a non-digital copy

 GPS

 Mobile Phone
     Get a smartphone
                 Finding work
 Training practice

 Word of mouth

 E-mail practices

 Tayside Locum Group

 Share amongst each other
DO NOT DOUBLE BOOK!!!

    It’s really embarrassing
          Confirming sessions
 Job offers - In person, E-
  mail, phone, text
                                Pencil in diary
                                E-mail to Agree
 E-mail to confirm

                                Pen in diary
                                E-mail to Confirm
                                 Confirmation
                                    (± terms & conditions)
 E-mail to confirm
  confirmation of
  confirmation
                             Fees
 Sessional Rate

 Needlessly mysterious

 Plenty

 Negotiation

 Cancellation
        >14 days in advance no charge
        between 7 and 14 days 10% of contracted fee
        between 2 and 7 days 50% of contracted fee
        <48hours 100% of contracted fee
      Tayside & NE Fife Sessional GP
                 Group
 List circulated every month

 Ensure fare rates              Main Contact: Hazel
                                  Donaldson – LMC
 Stop locum exploitation         business coordinator
 Educational activities          hazeldonaldson@nhs.net

 Forum                          Or try: Dr Mary O Brian –
                                  Temporary chair of the
                                  Locum group
                                  mobrian@nhs.net
                     Out of Hours
 Main Contact: Audrey
  Graham – OOH operational
  manager

   audrey.graham@nhs.net

 Or try: Dr Joyce Meikle –
  OOH Medical Director

   joyce.meikle@nhs.net        Chaotic go live date
                               “Shift up for grabs…”
Fife – Joyce Kelly –
   joyce.kelly@nhs.net
 Central Vision
      OOH - Dr Joyce Meikle - joyce.meikle@nhs.net
      Tayside Locum Group – Dr Mary O Brian – mobrian@nhs.net

 Appraisal
              Superannuation
 Form A – collect from each practice for each month

 Form B – combine your Form A’s to calculate gross
  earnings for the month

 Send to the address below within a week of completing
  the month:


     Marj Mcavoy, Operations Manager, Practitioner Services
     Division, Bridge View, 1 North Esplanade West, Aberdeen,
     AB11 5QF
                        Finance
 Register as Self-employed with HMRC –
     http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/

 Keep receipts of everything

 Get an accountant / find out how to be an accountant

 Save up at least 35%

 Tax return will be in January 2013 for April 2011-April 2012
                The good…


 Variety

 Flexibility

 Experience
                The good…


 Sustainable

 Profitable
                  The good…
 More acute problems

 Much Less admin




 Heartsink patients are
  easier to forget
                         The bad…
 Unsettling - too many “first
  day at a new job” moments

 Requires good
  organisational skills
 Disorientating

 Financial Insecurity

 Isolating

 Heartsink patients are
  impossible to fix
Who on earth would choose to be
         a locum GP?
                Checklist                        Once you’ve started
 CCT - June - see RCGP + GMC websites            Keep a meticulous diary
 Performers list - June-
    allison.rooney@nhs.net                        Form A from each practice
 Tayside locum group - July -
    hazeldonaldson@nhs.net                        Form B end of each month -
                                                   marj.mcavoy@psdaberdeen.csa.scot.nhs.uk

 Finding work - July-Aug - email
    practices
                                                  Keep all receipts
 OOH - Aug - audrey.graham@nhs.net
                                                  Tax return Jan 2013
 Doctor’s bag – www.medsave.co.uk,
    B&Q, friendly practice nurse
                                                  PDP + appraisal
 Mobile + GPS/smartphone
                                                  Don’t work too hard
 Forms – bring along on first day - GMC, CCT,
    medical indemnity, Hep B status…
                                                  Enjoy your liberation
                                                                                   b.inch@nhs.net
Any Questions?

				
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