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Tools To Combat 5 Common Excuses Not To Start A GP Learning Group
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Tools To Combat 5 Common Excuses Not To Start A GP Learning Group


GP small learning groups are becoming more popular. Some are groups of GPs who got together on the VTS and perhaps practised for the CSA together. Some are groups of friends – often, experienced GPs – who want the benefits of peer education and support. Some form spontaneously when a group of doctors get together … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Bookkeeping for Locums
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The Ultimate Guide to Bookkeeping for Locums


No matter what kind of locum GP you are, an organised system to manage your finances and log your expenses is essential, and will save you time and money. Save yourself the prospect of a carrier bag full of Post-It notes and till receipts at the end of the tax year by keeping organised. You’ll … Continue reading

In the Spotlight: James Dillon, Founder of Practice Index
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In the Spotlight: James Dillon, Founder of Practice Index


If you were to take up the task of reading James Dillon’s bio, you ought be sitting comfortably before you begin. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2005, and at a time when most graduates were sitting around thinking about what they might do to avoid ever joining the working world, James was setting up … Continue reading

In The Spotlight – Dr Anita Nathan, Portfolio GP & Head of Clinical Education at Network Locum
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In The Spotlight – Dr Anita Nathan, Portfolio GP & Head of Clinical Education at Network Locum


So, as an introduction, what does your new role with Network Locum entail? Well I am the new Head of Clinical Education. I’m working to source and provide high quality education for the quarterly CPD events and other clinical training events. Part of my role is to connect personally with the speakers and discuss their … Continue reading

Case Study – Cancer ‘Red Flags’
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Case Study – Cancer ‘Red Flags’


The recent attention on Jeremy Hunt’s initiative to make public the GPs and practices who are underperforming with their cancer referrals has attracted much debate on the efficacy/inefficacy and advantages/disadvantages of the idea. Whichever side you stand with, as GPs what we can and should focus on is positively impacting the diagnosis statistics through the … Continue reading

In The Spotlight – Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE, Former National Clinical Director of Primary Care
In The Spotlight / Network Locum / NHS reforms - opinion / Top stuff

In The Spotlight – Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE, Former National Clinical Director of Primary Care


This week we’ve been speaking to Professor David Colin-Thomé OBE, former National Clinical Director of Primary Care. We discuss his incredibly rich career from being a GP in Runcorn to lecturing around the world & working for the Department of Health to how he enjoyed working with politicians  – but was glad he never became one … Continue reading

Case Study – Child Allergy and Pollen Food Syndrome
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Case Study – Child Allergy and Pollen Food Syndrome


  This week I wanted to share with you all – especially those of you who couldn’t attend – some of the most informative points for GPs on paediatric allergy that were discussed in our latest CPD event. In particular I wanted to share my findings on Oral Allergy Syndrome (also known as Pollen Food … Continue reading

Securing A Mortgage As A Locum GP
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Securing A Mortgage As A Locum GP


WARNING: Securing a new mortgage has just become more difficult Chris Broome, Opus Financial Solutions Since the global credit crash of 2008 we have been contacted by many locums who have informed us of their frustration and disappointment after being offered reduced borrowing when applying for a new mortgage. We have also been contacted by … Continue reading