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Sessional GPs (salaried & locum)

Sessional GPs make up approximately 50% of the GP workforce in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven and North Yorkshire & the City of York.

YORLMC is funded through a practice based levy which covers all GPs. As a sessional GP, you have the opportunity to be represented through YORLMC Ltd at no cost to you personally, meaning your views can be represented fairly and adequately by YORLMC when determining and negotiating policy.

Sessional GPs are an important and significant part of the workforce and YORLMC’s Corporate Affairs Team is working hard to improve its engagement with you. We encourage all sessional GPs to share their contact details with us so that we can keep you updated with information that is relevant to you.  As long as we have an up to date email address you will receive information relating to:

  • training and events, many of which attract CPD
  • newsletters, including those aimed specifically at sessional GPs
  • invitations to attend locality Division meetings which provide the opportunity to meet with GP colleagues and discuss matters that are relevant to individual localities.
  • email alerts and other important updates.

YORLMC recognises the diversity of contracts held by GPs and is aware of the importance of ensuring that a wide cross-section of GPs are represented and there are seats on each Branch of YORLMC to which salaried and locum GPs can be elected:

Bradford & Airedale Branch

Salaried GPs are eligible to stand for all locality seats Salaried and locum GPs are eligible to stand for districtwide seats. The following sessional GPs currently hold seats on the Bradford & Airedale Branch:

Dr Rowy El-Hawat - Salaried

Dr Alun Griffiths - Salaried

Dr Rohael Iftakhar- Salaried

Dr Naomi Rundle - Salaried

Dr Val Wilson – Locum

North Yorkshire Branch

Salaried and locum GPs are eligible to stand for all locality seats and there is also a dedicated districtwide locum seat. The following sessional GPs currently occupy seats on the North Yorkshire Branch:

Dr Catherine Chapman - Salaried

Dr Andrew Gammack – Locum

Dr Phil Garnett – Salaried

Dr Tillmann Jacobi – Locum

Dr Caroline Lewis - Salaried

Dr Brian McGregor – Salaried

Dr Dougy Moederle-Lumb - Locum

Dr Chris Stanley – Salaried

 

Please remember that YORLMC ‘Division’ meetings take place regularly within individual localities. These meetings are open to any GP regardless of contractual status and all GPs are invited to contribute to agendas and take an active role in discussions.

Meeting dates for Bradford, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Divisions can be found here and North Yorkshire & York Divisions here

As with any meeting venue, capacity is limited so please let the Corporate Affairs Team know if you plan to attend on a particular date.

In addition, all constituent GPs are welcome to observe at meetings of the individual Branches of YORLMC by prior arrangement. This is an excellent way to learn about how the LMC works and if you would like to attend a future meeting please contact the Corporate Affairs Team.

West Yorkshire & North Yorkshire sessional LMC group

YORLMC’s Corporate Affairs Team provides the administrative support to the West & North Yorkshire sessional LMC Group. Further information about this Group can be found here

Advice and support

YORLMC is a source of confidential advice to individual GPs, in the case of salaried and sessional GPs this could include:

  • complaints made about you by practices you have worked for
  • concerns you may wish to raise confidentially about practices you have worked in
  • access to the LMC’s Pastoral Network service

YORLMC is unable to provide employment advice to individual sessional Drs as this falls within the remit of the BMA’s employment advice service.

The GPC’s Sessional GPs Subcommittee

The Sessional GPs Subcommittee is part of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC). It provides national representation for all salaried and locum GPs and it:

  • considers all matters of interest for sessional GPs
  • leads on all GPC issues that primarily affect sessional GPs
  • responds to relevant consultations affecting sessional GPs.

Guidance

The BMA website includes news, advice and guidance for sessional doctors which can be accessed here

During April 2018, the GPC’s Sessional GPs subcommittee updated its guidance on NHS Pensions following meetings with PCSE and NHS England. NHS England withdrew their support to Capita and the delivery of the PCSE contract in January 2018, which brought unease as to how the service will continue and whether Capita will be able to deliver. This guidance aims to address the main questions that sessional GPs have raised.

Additionally, the following will also be of particular relevance to sessional GPs

Tips for sessional GPs (appraisal & revalidation)

IR35

GP payments, pensions and performers list

The voice for NHS GPs and Practice Teams across North Yorkshire, the City of York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven districts.