Starting a new job as a GP is a challenging experience. It may be the first time you’ve had to work independently without your trainer’s guidance. So it’s good to know that membership gives you access to our support, helping you make the transition as easy as possible and help you progress your career with confidence.
You’ll find a wide variety of resources available to guide you through any challenging issues which might incur in the first few years after qualifying. The sections below show how you can access the resources available.
NQ GP ADVICE BOOKLETS 1
Our series of advice booklets will help guide you through any obstacles you may face in your first year working independently as a qualified GP – they will be sent to you as a series of short advice booklets from August to May and will include:
- Career options
- Tips on CVs, interviews and contracts
- Indemnity – why is it important?
- How to manage your finances – tax, insurance and pensions
- Where do you go for help?
- How to avoid medicolegal issues
- What happens if I receive a claim or complaint
- And much more
Revalidation can sometimes take up more time, money and energy than you expect. To help prevent this, you can access our GP revalidation guide. This makes the whole process easier to follow and helps you collate the evidence you need - providing you with practical advice and resources to support you with revalidation and GMC requirements.
Access the guide here
DEVELOPMENT AND CPD
In addition, benefit from our support with documenting, recording and earning CPD credits - helping to make sure you get off to the best start possible.
ACCESS TO GP UPDATE 1
As part of your newly-qualified membership, you may be entitled to receive 12 months access to GP Update’s Online Handbook. This is an information hub outlining the most important research in primary care over the last five years.
This online resource is updated throughout the year, keeping you up to date with all the latest knowledge. It also provides a huge range of tools to help take away the pain of documenting CPD activity and recording your CPD credits.
You’ll find your access code in your welcome email once you’ve joined Medical Protection. Should you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about GP Update
Over 70% of complaints and claims occur due to poor communication. So, to pass on key knowledge needed to help you avoid medicolegal pitfalls, our workshops have been created by doctors specially-trained in coaching the non-clinical skills required by today’s GPs.
Hundreds of GPs regularly enhance their skills and earn CPD credits by attending our free professional development workshops. It’s a highly-valued benefit of Medical Protection membership, with 98% of attendees saying they would recommend the workshops to their colleagues. It’s also a great opportunity to network with a variety of fellow primary care professionals.
Check out our range of workshops
FIND IT DIFFICULT TO GET TIME TO LEAVE YOUR PRACTICE?
You can learn at a time and place that suits you with over 40 hours of FREE CPD on our online learning platform, PRISM. Hone your interpersonal skills, test your clinical risk management methods and learn how to manage and prevent complaints.
See what PRISM has to offer
1 Available to members in their first year on a newly-qualified GP subscription rate.