NORFOLK & WAVENEY LMC LOCUM LIST

The Norfolk & Waveney LMC facilitates a free Locum list to its constituent GPs advertising their availability to do GP locum sessions in Norfolk & Waveney. This list is circulated to all Norfolk and Waveney practices monthly. We do not upload the locum list to our website or share it with any organisations other than Norfolk and Waveney General Practitioners as it often includes GPs personal telephone number and address.

If you wish for your details to be included on this list, please complete the pro-forma. This will be emailed to the LMC office for verification and your details will be included on the Norfolk & Waveney LMC Locum list and circulated to practices.  

Note:     If any of your details change or you are no longer available please inform the LMC of this as soon as possible. 

Fees

LMCs are in breach of competition laws if we advise either locum GPs or practices that engage locums about fees payable for services provided by locum GPs.

Performers List Obligations

All GPs, including freelance locums, must be on a PCT’s Performers List. This means that they must all abide by the Performers List regulations.  A summary of these is available on the Performers Lists and GPs’ Obligations page. All GPs should familiarise themselves with this summary, at least.  Most importantly, they should understand that:

  • they are obliged to let the PCT know if they move house (so that the PCT can keep in touch with them);
  • they must have an annual appraisal and
  • they must NOT work as a GP if for any reason they are informed that their name has been removed from the Performers List. 

Practices

Practices using this list must bear in mind that the LMC does not, in any way, necessarily endorse or recommend these individuals and that this list is simply a service to practices.  Most importantly, it is up to the employing practice or principal to satisfy themselves that, prior to engaging any individual on the list, the individual can demonstrate that s/he satisfies the statutory requirements of eligibility to practice as a GP locum, and that his/her registration with the GMC and medical indemnity is current.  Please also be aware that criteria for admission to a PCT Performers List are precise and cover issues such as previous training, previous convictions, prison sentences of less than six months and more recently a CRB check but presence on the List is not proof of ability and thereby a tacit recommendation - hence the LMC’s strong recommendation that employing practices take up appropriate references.

Checking a GP’s Registration

To check a GPs registration status telephone the General Medical Council on 0845 357 3456 and follow instructions (note: have your fax number available as they will respond by fax).  If, however, you wish to speak to an advisor hold the line.  The automated service is available 24/24 and the advisory service is open 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.If you employ a locum you should ask for documentary evidence that he/she is a member of a recognised medical defence scheme.  Devise a simple form to be signed and dated by the locum and one of the partners, which can serve as proof of your checks.

Norfolk & Waveney LMC has produced a two-sided guide for practices and Locums to use when employing a Locum.  

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