Home Menu Search

Sessional GPs

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 (2017)

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


BMA Salaried GP Handbook (2017)

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 (December 2018)

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.


BMA Locum Practice Agreement (April 2019)

This resource consists of terms and conditions and a work schedule which together form a legal contract that can be used by locum GPs and GP practices for locum engagements. It is intended to minimise common disputes between locums and practices and clearly outline the type of work that will be undertaken by a locum when working at a practice. It is also intended to protect against locums being categorised as an employee or worker by HMRC for tax purposes or by an employment tribunal for the purposes of statutory employment protection, as well as ensure that there are appropriate arrangements in place for compliance with GDPR.


Model Contract for Salaried GPs (December 2018)

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.


Contract Guidance for GPs in Non-Standard Roles (November 2018)

This BMA resource is designed to help ensure that all GPs receive appropriate employment terms and conditions regardless of their employer. It could apply in non-standard settings such as CCGs (clinical commissioning groups), universities, training bodies, Trusts, private providers of NHS care, NHS England, and private practices to provide solely private care. It is important for GPs engaging in these roles to be aware of their rights and check that the employment offer and their working arrangements are fit for purpose.


Appraisals 

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. 


Sessional GPs and Primary Care Networks: Opportunities and Engagement (2019)

This guidance from the BMA aims to provide advice to GPs, practices, PCNs, LMCs and federations on engaging with sessional GPs and ensuring they are represented in the PCN sphere and in PCN discussions.


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 Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 433 views

Related guidance...

Primary Care Networks

How to Create and Run a Primary Care Network This is a link to the BMA's extensive guidance on PCNs. The pages are regularly updated...

Coronavirus

This page is being regularly updated. If you are struggling to find something enter a key word or phrase in the 'search our website' box...

NHS England Publishes Summary of PCN DES Engagement

NHS England has published its summary of the recent engagement on the draft PCN DES specifications. Over 4,000 responses were received...

About us

Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are statutory bodies recognised by successive NHS acts as the professional organisations that represent...

News

LMC Survey 2019 19/11/2019 GPs and practice managers in the Humber region are invited to take part in our annual survey to shape the...

Trainees

Information for Registrars A short guide to the role of Humberside LMCs for GP Registrars. Advantages and Disadvantages of GP Locum...

Practice Management

Practice Manager Appraisals Owing to support and funding from NHS England, the LMC have been able to recruit and train a cohort of...

Easter Opening for General Practice

As part of regulatory changes to General Practice, Good Friday and Bank Holidays are designated as 'core hours'. The LMC are working...

BMA GP Committee Rejects Contract Package and Calls Special Conference

The BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft...

LMC Committees

Each of the two geographical areas we cover has an elected Committee to ensure that issues relevant to GPs are raised and discussed in...