GP maternity and parental leave guide: launch and introduction to the guide

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As well as working though the guide, the webinar will touch on local maternity workshops and include a Q&A session.

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Free for members and non-members

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About the event

This session will focus on the topics covered in ‘A guide for GPs: maternity and other types of parental leave’ which was published in October.

There will also be a Q&A session, and participants can submit questions in advance to Christopher Scott via [email protected]

You may also be interested in the webinar being held on 9 December - BMA workshop: GP maternity



  • Samira Anane is a GP in Manchester and the BMA GP Committee policy lead for Education, Training and Workforce; having previously chaired the national GP Trainee Committee. She has a longstanding interest in health policy and workforce development and has recently been awarded an NIHR in practice fellowship at the University of Manchester. Locally she is an Executive member of Manchester Local Medical Committee and has also held clinical lead roles in the CCG and GP Federation.
  • Sarah Westerbeek is a part time salaried GP working in Kent and is a member of the Sessional Committee of GPCUK. She has twin boys and is keen to optimise working conditions for working parents in General Practice.
  • Karthiga Gengatharan (Surrey & Sussex LMCs) is a sessional GP and has worked in Croydon for over 10 years. She is a Medical Director for the Surrey & Sussex Local Medical Committees where she is also the Premises Lead. Karthiga developed the Surrey and Sussex LMCs Maternity Coaching Workshops with Peer and Digital Support Networks to support GPs with a successful transition from maternity to the workplace .Her other roles include Chair of Croydon Training Hub and is currently training in Coaching and Development. She has also worked as a Clinical Lead at Croydon CCG and on the IFR panel at Croydon CCG.

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Christopher Scott