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Hi, I am the West Midlands representative for sessional GPs and work as a portfolio GP in Birmingham. I am passionate about improving communication between those who represent us and educating colleagues about changes in the NHS environment.
My interest in medico-politics started as a GP trainee when I wanted to learn more about my terms and conditions during a stressful placement. I therefore got involved with the GP trainees subcommittee and realised the potential to change things for the better. Alongside my role as sessional representative, I also sit on the GPC and am the deputy policy lead for working at scale.
Locally, I am the freelance and engagement representative for Birmingham LMC and have produced YouTube videos to educate colleagues about various hot topics in medico-politics. I am working with the BMA to help organise a local sessional GPs conference in September and have helped address issues surrounding access to SMART cards and NHS.net email accounts.
Apart from my medico-political interests, I enjoy spending time with my young daughter and participating in various racquet sports.
Over the coming year, I hope to ensure sessional GP interests are represented in new models of care, and improve communication about the various resources available to sessional GPs nationally and locally.
Pooja Arora is the West Midlands representative on the sessional GPs subcommittee
Good to have representation. In my area there is a bi-monthly educational half day where practices are allowed to close and cover is provided by the OOH provider. GP partners are prioritised and locums can attend if places are not all taken. Any comments?
Why have I never heard anything about resources for sessional GPs? I have to rely on the practice and what I can pick up on the intranet.