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  • Working Life: Providing care after the earthquake

    • 11 May 2023

    Dr Bryony Pointon describes working in a field hospital in Türkoğlu, in the weeks following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February

  • Sponsored: I have never felt safer than when working with prisoners

    • 5 Apr 2023

    Dr Lisa Brown, Practice Plus Group Lead GP at HMP Five Wells and Regional Medical Lead for the East Midlands talks about her experience working with prisoners.

  • The top 7 mistakes GP practices make when recruiting

    • 27 Mar 2023

    Recruitment specialist Ash Higgs from MCG Healthcare sets out the most common mistakes practices make when recruiting – and how to rectify them

  • Your eight-step guide to finances as a GP locum

    • 10 Mar 2023

    Dr Surina Chibber advises on how to manage your finances as a GP locum, from taking control of tax to claiming expenses.

  • Working life: 100% faithful

    • 10 Mar 2023

    London GP Dr Amos Ogunkoya describes a day as a contestant on the BBC’s gameshow The Traitors, a psychological battle of wits where players must decide who they can trust

  • Working life: Writing for the next generation

    • 2 Feb 2023

    A day in the life of Dr Paul McNamara, who balances caring for patients with writing, including an educational book for children.

  • Working life: Climate change check-up

    • 12 Jan 2023

    Glasgow GP Dr Sian Ashby, who campaigned at COP26, recalls her experiences one year on.

  • Working Life: Celebrating Christmas – and life – in the hospice

    • 30 Nov 2022

    Dr Ben Rusholme shares his special perspective of providing hospice care on Christmas Day with GP wife Dr Daisy Rusholme and their dog Storm.

  • Working Life: Improving healthcare for veterans

    • 26 Oct 2022

    Ahead of Remembrance Day, Brigadier (Retd) Dr Robin Simpson describes his week following Armed Forces Day in June.

  • Working Life: Caring for a community blighted by tragedy

    • 7 Oct 2022

    Dr Yasmin Razak on caring for a community marred by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

  • Working Life: Medic for Team Scotland

    • 12 Sep 2022

    Dr Emma Lunan describes her experiences as a medic for Team Scotland at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

  • Getting started as a locum – limited company v self-employment (part 1)

    • 12 Sep 2022

    In my last article we discussed creating financial security no matter what life throws at you. This month – should you set up as self-employed or a limited company? 

  • Working Life: Caring for patients and the planet

    • 16 Jun 2022

    Dr Matt Sawyer describes a typical week running a sustainability consultancy alongside GP clinics.

  • Getting started as a locum – creating your safety net

    • 25 May 2022

    The benefits of being a locum are numerous. But what if the unexpected or life events happen? Sickness? Pregnancy? As a self-employed locum, it’s important to make a contingency plan.

  • Supporting Afghan refugees adapting to London

    • 21 Apr 2022

    Dr Ethie Kong journeys how her support for Afghan evacuees housed in a local hotel has led to award winning work that has been adopted by other trusts and the Home Office.

  • Getting started as a locum – Setting rates

    • 31 Mar 2022

    The Lockdown Locum is a locum GP in England, who wishes to write under a pseudonym

  • Working Life: Rapper’s delight

    • 10 Mar 2022

    Dr Chima Anya describes the parallels between practising medicine and performing music

  • A week in the life of a locum

    • 25 Feb 2022

    The Lockdown Locum is a locum GP in England, who wishes to write under a pseudonym

  • Sponsored - Practice made perfect: how HealthHero is redefining practice for GPs

    • 23 Feb 2022

    Our services are accessible to over eight million patients across the UK and Ireland, delivered by direct, remote primary care and expert clinicians.

  • Working Life: An immersion in nature

    • 2 Feb 2022

    Dr Lucy Loveday on the projects that are aiming to support burnt-out GPs through the natural environment