eGPlearning Podblast

Digital Primary Care update - RCA, locums and more

June 7, 2020

Join Andy and Gandhi as they explore digital primary care, social media use by practices and more in your regular update. 


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Live update event

Talk about news and topical issues LIVE


Today we have each brought a topic…

RCA, changes to MRCGP/CSA and tips, thought and ideas for trainees and trainers

How the jobs market has been affected by COVID and effects on ST3 and locums - pulse article

Locum GPs forced to claim benefits as work dries up…




How has your week been?


Andy… Busy!!! Care Home work and ST3 to GP online event - Zoom event - lots of fun and inspired our news item pick today.



Fourteen Fish provided how to record video and phone consultations:



Full details:


Easily record

Share with trainer - watch back at faster speed! - excellent


13 consultations, demonstrate competencies across curriculum, video or telephone, explain examination so thinking along the process.


Good video from Amon Arora


News Item….

“Locum GPs forced to claim benefits as work dries up”

Dramatic title!!!

GP workload reduced during initial COVID response

Reduced patient demand

People cancelled holidays

Retired GP working for free

Technology enabled sick or isolating staff to continue to consult and work

Locum work cancelled or Not booked

Or shifts that are available in COVID assessment clinics or COVID visiting services

Higher risk an issue for shielding locums


Worries that some of these shifts may be permanent?

Technology and e-consulting may have lasting effect on demand management?

PAtients will continue to be more confident with self care?


What do you think 




Zoom Event with AiTs was interesting

Anxiety about jobs market

Fewer considering locum work and more interest in salaried and partnership

Considering applying and meeting practice during COVID interesting


Tips for ST3s… And Locums?


Don’t panic...

“This too will pass”... things will go back to normal… probably

Continue to network, look for jobs, apply

Think about what is best for you… “correction” to locum working risk reward position?

Build financial resilience appropriate to how reliable you stream of work is

Black swan events happen

How to get your CCT:

How to get a job as a GP locum, salaried or partner:



Other interesting points…

Video meetings for practices and MDTs, learning events tips for this and more below


Online meetings in primary care:


eGPlearning Tech Tuesday : PPG arrangements for practices :

Next time…

Gandhi joining us from RCGP council meeting in 2w

Recorded interview next week

⭐Star posts⭐:


Quick video consultation skills for doctors:


How to register with the NHS app:


👨🏾‍⚕️Dr Gandalf’s Top medical equipment for General practice 👨🏾‍⚕️ see here: 



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