One of the most important things to ensure when taking on a locum GP for the first time is that they have all the correct documents and are fully licensed to practice as a GP. We know this can be time-consuming and arduous for you when you have next to no time anyway, which is why we do the hard work for you. We carry out five document checks and two database checks on every single GP who signs up with us.
No locum GP can apply for any job or use the website in any way until they have fulfilled the following criteria, been manually checked by one of our clinical governance team, and approved by them:
- Certificate of Completion of Training
- Medical Indemnity: This must be in date and show the sessions they are insured for when they upload it, and we send automated reminders to any GP whose indemnity is about to run out to upload their new indemnity.
- An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check which is less than 3 years old: To ensure this is always kept up to date we ask GPs to renew their DBS check every 3 years, and we send them a series of reminders to make sure they do not forget
- Up-to-date CV
- Photo uploaded to their profile so that you can easily identity them when they walk through the door.
The database checks which we carry out are:
- Presence on the GP register and licensed to practice on the GMC register.
- Registered as a GP on the National Performers List.
- If the GP has a non-EU passport we also do a right to work check.
We also carry out quarterly checks on all of our approved GPs on the GMC database and Performers List, to ensure that our records are up to date.
If the GP passes all of these standards, they are then approved. Only at that point are they able to make applications to the jobs you post, or contact you about them, so you can rest assured that any GP you are in contact with on the website has already undergone rigorous scrutiny and that their documents are all up to date.