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Free CPD, Booking Platform and Admin Support for Locum GPs (December 2021) 

Details of a new opportunity for Locum GPs to take part in a new Locum GP Support Programme free of charge. Submit expression of interest by 15 January 2022

Covid-19 - Model Terms for GPs (April 2020)

BMA practice/provider agreement – model terms of engagement for a GP providing temporary COVID-19 services. They can be used for the temporary engagement of a GP by a GP practice or other primary care provider for COVID-19 services and are recommended by the BMA as good practice.

BMA Locum GP Handbook (2018)

This BMA guide gives advice and guidance on all aspects of GP locum work.

BMA Salaried GP Handbook (2020)

This BMA guide gives advice and guidance on all aspects of being a salaried GP. 

A GP’s guide to the NHS pension scheme’s death in service benefit (May 2020)

A blog by Dr Krishan Aggarwal of the BMA's sessional GP committee outlining what you are entitled to as a sessional GP with the Death in Service benefit. 

IR35 Guidance for Sessional GPs (2020)

This document from the BMA gives guidance to sessional GPs who may be affected by IR35. Includes an employment status checklist. 

 GP Locum Agreements 

This locum agreements guidance is for locum GPs and the practices that engage them. Its aim is to help locum GPs to put together written agreements with the practices for which they work, and should also be of interest to practices that engage locums.

Includes the most up to date versions of the BMA Salaried GP handbook and BMA Locum GP handbook

Model Contract for Salaried GPs 

The GMS contract negotiations led to the NHS Confederation, Departments of Health and the GPC agreeing a model offer letter and set of minimum terms and conditions (which together are known as the model contract) to be used by a GMS practice or PCO when employing a salaried GP on or after 1 April 2004. The model contract represents good employment practice and was designed to ensure a common standard for all GPs employed by GMS practices and PCOs.

Sessional and Locum GP Contract Guidance 

A BMA roundup of resources for salaried GPs, locum GPs and their employers, including handbooks, model contracts, advice for negotiations and employment rights.


This set of BMA resources is designed to help GPs understand the annual appraisals process and how to get the most out of it. It includes a section on appraisal tips for sessional GPs. 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Working as a Salaried GP (2016)

This is a blog article by Dr Mahibur Rahman for Medica (external website) which provides a useful overview on the pros and cons of working as a salaried GP.  

Updated on Monday, 20 December 2021, 1570 views

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