• The Cameron Fund: supporting sessional GPs

    • 17 Aug 2017
    This month I wanted to remind you about the valuable work of the Cameron Fund, which supports general practitioners and their dependant family in times of financial crisis. The reality is that we are just as likely to suffer from physical or mental ill health as our patients, and this could lead to serious financial worries. A sudden drop in income can have a devastating effect, especially if you have previously earned...
  • Help us ensure all locum GPs are entitled to death in service benefits

    This month I am turning my attention to death in service. Although I am not providing a Capita update this month, I can assure you I am continuing my work on this and I will update you in the September newsletter. If you’re a BMA member and you’re not receiving the monthly sessional GP newsletter please contact [email protected] If you’re not member and would like to receive the newsletter...
  • Salaried GPs and new models of care: share your experiences

    • 15 Aug 2017
    Do you work for a federation or super-partnership, a clinical hub, a vanguard or MCP site? If yes, we want to hear from you! If you are working for any of the ‘new models of care’, we want to ensure that wherever you are and whatever role you are in, you are being treated fairly and correctly. To help us do that, we need intelligence about what is happening in your patch to enable us to represent you as well...
  • Representing sessional GPs for over 20 years

    • 15 Aug 2017
    When asked to write my blog for the ‘meet your rep’ section of the sessional GP newsletter, I was wondering what exactly I should say? How do you encapsulate 20 years on the sessional GPs subcommittee and convey what still keeps me representing sessional GP issues in 400 or so words? Apart from a short interlude in the mid-80s when I was in partnership, I have been a sessional GP most of my career. I have...
  • Dr Monica Stevens

    Putting the funding into the global sum is not very fair to part time doctors, as they get their pro rata share, when in fact their expenses are the same. One cannot be half appraised, or educated.