Workshop – GP maternity

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This session will provide an in-depth look at everything you need to consider before, during and after maternity leave.

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Free for members and non-members

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About the event

This session will provide an in-depth look at everything you need to consider before, during and after maternity leave, including advice on leave and pay entitlements, notifying your practice, appraisals, CPD and preparations for the return to work.

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 2 December - GP maternity and parental leave guide: launch and introduction to the guide



  • 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.
  • Paula Wright works as a salaried and locum GP and has been an appraiser for 18 years, and GP tutor 17 years having significant experience of training and supporting appraisers. Her experience includes supporting sessional GPs in transition, those in difficulty or returning from career breaks. She also managed the retainer scheme in the north east for 8 years. She is currently the north east elected sessional GP representative on the Sessional Committee of GPC.

Organiser details

Christopher Scott