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Locum Pack

Updated on Friday, 2 June 2017, 2159 views

 

The following tips will enable to your locum to work efficiently and happily without unnecessary interruptions and waste of valuable practice staff/doctor time. Every surgery organises these things differently and as they are ‘day to day’ things they can easily be overlooked

Before locum arrives

  1. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONE PAGE LOCUM PACK AND ENSURE THIS IS GIVEN TO THE LOCUM ON ARRIVAL (or if possible emailed to them prior to arrival)
  2. Please ensure the locum has access to the online test requesting system – see attached document for instructions on how to do this – this will save us interrupting partners for bld/xray requests (a green card is no longer adequate and does not allow patients to book a time slot to suit them)  On arrival of the Locum

On arrival of the locum

  1. Introduce the key person whom the locum should contact for queries
  2. Offer to show the locum around the practice even if they have been to you before. Specifically noting
    1. Emergency equipment/Panic alarms
    2. Doctors/nurses rooms
    3. Secretaries
    4. Tea/coffee equipment (That improves everyones day!)
  3. Make locum aware of location of fast track referral forms (Cancer, Chest pain, TIA)
  4. How to top up forms/swabs/blood bottles etc
  5. How does the locum handover a case at the end of the session? (paper/face to face/’tasks’ on EMIS etc)
  6. Please inform locum of visits/prescriptions and other tasks as early as possible

BMA Locum GP Handbook

 

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