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Getting Involved with the LMC

You may have heard about Somerset Local Medical Committee or LMC and visited the website but do you know what it actually looks like or how it works? Likewise with the BMA - you may hear about the General Practitioner's Committee or GPC but what does that mean to you? If you are interested in...

Locum reimbursement for parental leave (maternity, paternity & adoption) and Sickness

Locum reimbursement for parental leave (maternity, paternity & adoption) Eligibility When a salaried GP or GP partner is absent from the practice due to a period of parental leave (maternity/paternity/adoption) the practice is eligible to receive funding towards the cost of cover for that...

Locum Sessional Education and Training

The Somerset GP Education Trust (SGPET) was established in 2008 and is committed to supporting Somerset GPs in their learning, work and professional development through the provision and coordination of a wide range of educational activities throughout Somerset. We recognise the importance of...

Maternity & Keeping In Touch Days

Newsletters and Updates for Sessional GPs

Keep up to date with all the local and national issues affecting General Practice by reading our Newsletters and visiting the LMC website : Contact us if you wish to be included in our circulation list. Contact us LMC Newsletters LMC Newsletter Weekly Update - issued every Friday Chairman's...

Out of Hours Work

Some GP's do the occasional out of hours session, for others it provides the majority of their income. Working for an Urgent Care Service presents different challenges from in hours General Practice. You may be seeing acutely unwell patients for the first time with no access to their medical...

Preparing for your Appraisal

Get your appraisal date booked in your appraisal month at least 2 months before it is due. Keep It Short and Simple Appraisal preparation should not be time consuming, but does need to meet the requirements of the GMC. It should be...

Retainers and Returners

Both of these schemes have been refreshed with the advent of the GP Forward View. The Induction and Refresher Scheme has been streamlined and now has a dedicated unit to help practitioners return to practice after a career break. They have a dedicated website which is linked below. The...

Salaried Employment Terms

Always ensure you are happy with your contract before you sign. The LMC can provide to members a basic contract checking service, and you can always call for advice however we are not lawyers and cannot give a legal opinion. The BMA offers free to its members an extremely comprehensive...

Sessional / Locum Job Opportunities

Currently there is quite a lot of work for Locums You can search for work here: Somerset LMCs Job Vacancies: https://www.somersetlmc.co.uk/jobs You can also use NHS Choices to search for nearby practices and then send them your CV. There are a number of choices open to you as a locum -...

Sessionals page

Support for Locums/Sessional GPs

Being a locum whilst it gives huge flexibility, can lead to people feeling isolated. It is vital both for you professionally and personally to make sure you look after yourself and keep linked in with others. Each person is different and in the world now there are multiple ways of finding that...