Good piece secret locum... shame you feel you have to keep your identity secret, there is no shame in locuming.
I would add that if newly qualified consider joining a learning group
and also your local sessional GP group
a list of them can be found here
our northeast group has been invaluable and has 400 members
Great piece well done
Well done Heather on writing a very amusing and insightful piece. I will look forward to re-reading this piece in 10 years time and reflecting on what has changed. Put it in your diary to write something on the 10th anniversary of this ! I'm sorry to see the unnecessary trolling comments by people who are not prepared to own their comments. I wish you well.
Very insightful piece. We surveyed sessional GP in the North East Sessional GP group (response 160/380) and found some very useful findings regarding the effect of belonging to a sessional GP group the beneficial effects on remaining in the workforce, and the fact that working as alocum is providing many with a way to stay in practice when they might otherwise leave. Also some interesting findings about how much sessional GP would be willing to work additionally if their ideal working conditions were met. If you were interesting in publishing let me know.
Thanks for sharing this a very valuable insight into an important retention issue.
Appropriate and timely advice is crucial as is improving administration of systems.
Supporting those at most risk of isolation on their return is my role- and also needs looking out in other areas.