BMA – What’s new for sessional GPs

BMA – What’s new for sessional GPs

Make your voice heard: sessional GP survey

Vicky Weeks, sessional GPs chair

No one knows anything about sessional doctors – one of five reasons to fill in our survey and help us fight for change, explains sessional GPs subcommittee chair Zoe Norris

Read more and complete the survey

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On 6 April, the legislation that affects how people work through limited companies is changing. Subcommittee executive member Matt Mayer answers the crucial questions.

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In response to Simon Stevens

At the Working together to sustain general practice conference, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens expressed concern about the ‘casualisation’ of the GP workforce. We need to clarify some things about locum GPs, says sessional GPs subcommittee member Paula Wright. Read more

News from Wales and Scotland

Contract changes for 2017/18, NHS email addresses, an increase in money paid for undergoing appraisal – Wales representative Nimish Shah and Scotland representative Mary O’Brien give an update on recent developments. Read more

Meet your local committee rep


Paula Wright, BMA sessional GPs subcommittee representative for north east England

Representing sessional GPs in the north east

Paula Wright explains the role of the North East Sessional GP group, suggests useful tools and guidance for life as a sessional GP, and lists her five priorities for the future.

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Firearms licensing process: GP support guide

The role of GPs in the firearms licensing process continues to raise concerns and prompt debate. See our guidance and read the Q&A from yesterday’s webchat


Celebrating the progress of women doctors

In many parts of the world, medicine is still a male domain. From Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to qualify as a physician, to campaigner Humayra Abedin, we’re used to fighting for our rights. BMA representative body chair Anthea Mowat reflects on International Women’s Day. Read the blog


Your benefits

Is your family fully protected?

Having a will is important, but it’s often the absence of an LPA (lasting power of attorney) that causes the most stress if you or a loved one is seriously ill. To help protect you and your family fully, BMA Law is offering a package – arrange your will and LPA together, and you will receive 20% off the final price. Contact BMA Law to find out more at or 0300 123 2014


Your career

Top tips for working out of hours

Out-of-hours work can be rewarding, but there are pitfalls to look out for. We’ve gathered the answers to common questions and issues to bear in mind. Read the guide

BMJ masterclass: career development

Get practical advice on your career potential and opportunities, portfolio, CV and interviews at this one-day workshop on 14 September. Register now to get an early bird discount

Pension FAQs for locum GPs

Get your contract checked for free

How to ace your appraisal

Advice for working parents

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