Sessional GPs now make up a substantial part of the GP workforce in London. Londonwide LMCs is dedicated to ensuring that the interests of sessional GPs, both freelance and salaried, are fully represented on LMCs across the capital. We are continually encouraging GP partners to provide the best possible working agreements for all sessional GPs and practice staff.
We provide sessional GPs with specialist guidance on a range of issues from contractual concerns to becoming partners. Our training and education team are focused on providing dedicated training and briefings on issues that affect sessional GPs.
The LMC is here to support all sessional GPs. Any GP on a Medical Performers list working in the area can stand for election to become an LMC member and are also eligible to vote in local elections. In October 2011 our CEO Michelle Drage wrote to GP magazine to demonstrate how we support sessional GPs.
Salaried/sessional GPs include:
- Salaried employees (including full or part time GPs and GP Registrars)
- Locum GPs
- GP Retainers
- Flexible Careers Scheme (FCS) doctors
- GP Returners
Salaried/sessional GPs must remember that it is their responsibility under the Performers List regulations to:
- Inform their PCT of any change of address
- Ensure that their name is included on the Performers List of a PCT within England