the life of a locum gp l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Life of a Locum GP PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Life of a Locum GP

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 21

The Life of a Locum GP - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 172 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Life of a Locum GP. Lynda Carter. Objectives. YOURS how you personally had gone about finding locum work/getting yourself and your CV known etc any forms you needed to fill in/who you needed to liase with to be above board and legit!

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Life of a Locum GP' - teness


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
objectives
Objectives

YOURS

  • how you personally had gone about finding locum work/getting yourself and your CV known etc
  • any forms you needed to fill in/who you needed to liase with to be above board and legit!
  • if your 'technique' changed or if you would do anything differently should you do it again
  • financal aspects of being a locum
objectives3
Objectives

MINE!

  • Pros and Cons of Locuming
  • Models Of Working
  • Getting Started
  • Branding your career
  • Career development
the plan
The Plan!
  • Pros and Cons
  • Models
  • Finding Work
  • Organising: terms and conditions

rates

  • Administration: paperwork and equipment
  • Finances: tax, NI, pension
  • Getting Started
  • Career Development
why locuming works for me
Why Locuming Works For Me
  • FLEXIBILITY!!!
  • Variety – location, type of work
  • Discontinuity (Less to take home)
why locuming might not be for you
Why Locuming Might Not Be For You
  • Insecurity
  • Lack of benefits
  • Isolation
  • More new patients
  • Loss of continuity
models of working
Models of Working
  • Self employed as freelance
  • Agency work
  • Locum Chambers

www.pallantmedical.org.uk

  • Limited Company (no NHS pension)
finding work
Finding Work
  • Use your practice manager!
  • Network – meetings / friends
  • Consider personal phone calls / visiting practice managers
  • Business cards / own website?
  • www.gplocum.org – Lancs
  • Susan.Gibson@eastlancspct.nhs.uk
  • mary.mackenzie@yorlmcltd.co.uk – Bradford and Airedale and N. Yorks
  • Leeds Sessional GP Group kdpollock@doctors.org.uk
  • www.locum123.com
  • Agencies
organising work terms and conditions or none
Organising Work – Terms and Conditions (or none?)
  • Bookings –email / mobile / diary / online
  • Booking form – parking / phone number
  • Sessions – appointment length, number of appointments, administration from consultations, visits
  • Repeat prescriptions (NASGP article)
  • Non NHS work
  • Late cancellation charges / late payment charges
organising work rates
Organising Work - Rates
  • Negotiate – think hols / SL / sick leave / indemnity
  • Short term vs long term work
  • Off peak vs peak
slide11

Local rates

  • Competition Act1998 – Office of Fair Trading
  • MedEconomics survey Feb 2009 – GP
  • Yorkshire Daily £340 - £700

Half day £200 - £350

2 hours £120 - £198 Hourly £60 - £88

  • http://www.healthcarerepublic.com/search/management/private_fees/news/937332/Locum-Rates/
what you need to get started
What You Need To Get Started
  • PMETB CCT
  • GMC
  • Primary Performer’s List confirmation letter
  • Medical Indemnity
  • CRB check
  • CV!
  • Serology
equipment
Equipment
  • Doctors Bag
  • Drugs
  • Computer
  • Phone / internet
finances
Finances
  • Get an Accountant!
  • Banking – get a business account
  • Use software - Penny Perfect

www.pennyperfect.co.uk

  • Register as self-employed with HMRC (within 3 months of starting work) http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/iwtregister-as-self-employed.htm
  • Complete DD for NI class 2 (£2ish per month)
  • NI class 4 gets paid when tax is paid
  • Sickness insurance
financial records
Financial Records

Income

Expenses

  • Car – mileage (home to practice / visits / meetings) or insurance, breakdown, repairs, tax
  • Equipment
  • Home as office
  • Telephone / internet
  • Computer
  • Consumables
  • Courses (abreast of developments)
  • Indemnity / GMC / BMA / RCGP
  • Pension / Gift Aid
pension
Pension
  • Form A – one from each practice
  • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/Pensions/GPLocumA.pdf
  • Form B – one per month (needs to be submitted by the 7th of the following month to WYCSA or equivalent)
  • http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/Pensions/GPLocumB.pdf
the start of each session
The start of each Session..
  • Arrive early
  • Locum Pack
  • Computer system and Passwords
  • Check room – pxs, sick notes
  • Calling patients
  • Bloods
  • CXRs
  • Referrals
  • Who do you ring
career development
Career Development
  • OOH / prison work / AE / medical journalism / education
  • Appraisal

www.appraisals.nhs.uk

  • PDP
  • Medical Update and other meetings
  • LMC
  • Leeds Sessional GP group

kdpollock@doctors.org.uk

  • Setting up your own Sessional GP group
branding your career usp
Branding your career / USP

What a personal Brand is about

  • Self awareness
  • Authenticity and personal integrity
  • Congruence
  • Developing your unique selling point
  • Helping you gain a competitive advantage
what do i wish i d done differently
What do I wish I’d done differently?
  • Computer record keeping
  • Accountant
  • Business account
  • Not worried about not getting enough work
  • Don’t accept too much work
  • Negotiation re pay
  • Sickness insurance
resources
Resources
  • lyndamunro@doctors.org.uk
  • NASGP

www.nasgp.org.uk

  • Robbie Coull - Locum Doctor Survival Guide

https://www.locum123.com//index/html/survival_guide

  • Penny Perfect

www.pennyperfect.co.uk

  • LMC

www.yorlmcltd.co.uk

  • RCGP

www.rcgp.org.uk

  • Medicalupdate.co.uk