GP Locum Platform

GP Locum Platform
Howbeck Healthcare has worked in partnership with two of its Federations, South Cheshire & Vale Royal GP Alliance and North Staffordshire GP Federation and Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit to design a local GP Locum Bank to fulfil the needs of GP Practices to fill locum sessions. The GP Locum Bank has been created as follows: and launched in January 2018. Our vision primarily is to develop a local GP Locum Bank to support GP Practices to secure locum sessions to fulfil their needs along with building a supply of high calibre available GP locums. This project has helped practices to:
  • Retain clinicians on flexible terms
  • Support the sustainability of primary care;
  • Increase the medical workforce numbers in primary care;
  • Attract new workforce to our local health economy
  • Add skill mix, with standardised minimum expertise, within primary care;
  • Act in an enabling role, helping to reduce the primary care healthcare team’s workload.