Support

Listed below are some of the organisations that exist to support doctors of GPs currently in working practice:

CPD Support: Wherever you are there are bound to be local support groups established, aimed at peer support and CPD, whether principal, salaried or sessional, these can be a valuable resource in the big wide world of GP.

For online support look towards Tiko’s GP group: an online Facebook support group for GPs. I highly recommend joining and interacting with this 2k+ GPs

As a result of this First5 has been launched by the RCGP as an initiative to help in the above.

For the trainees out there, there is a dedicated committee for your needs via the RCGP. Easily accessible via the AiT site, do contact your regional AiT committee representative for any problems

LMC: (Local Medical Council) Your local group designed to represent and support GPs especially with regards to the local issues. It is highly recommended to at least know who your local rep is.

NASGP: (National Association of Sessional GPs) Provides support and information for local Sessional GPs and groups; progress on superannuation, education, career development and rates; and more! Of particular interest is a guideline with handling complaints in primary care particularly with sessional GPs found here

BMA: British Medical Association- existing as a support group for all doctors

Doctors.net.uk: A good forum for all doctors, with great advice listed and links for all aspects of medical life.