Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

For those interesting in learning more about this rare congenital disorder there are two learning events later this year, in London and Cambridge. 6 – 9 April 2020. 10th International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, in Cambridge 24 April 2020. Doctor training day in London  


Salaried GP – Newport

WELLINGTON ROAD SURGERY in NEWPORT is looking for an enthusiastic and caring Salaried GP to join our team of 7 GPs who are supported by good admin and nursing staff including a Practice Pharmacist. We are a training practice for GP Registrars and undergraduate Medical Students. The practice provides care (Continue Reading)


Join the LMC!

The LMC has informed us there are very few sessional GPs who have joined the LMC. To encourage you to join by seeing the good work they do, here is a copy of the July minutes: well worth reading. Joining the LMC is easy: information is available here. LMC Minutes (Continue Reading)


Welcome to the Shropshire Sessional GP Network

We are a group of locum and salaried GPs in Shropshire and we meet for support and education. This blog is for news, events, clinical articles and other information related to the group and working as a GP in Shropshire. If you are a Shropshire GP and wish to have (Continue Reading)


Why sessional GPs need their LMC

A brief history – Following the introduction of the national health insurance bill (later transformed to NHS) in 1911, the BMA successfully argued that a local committees of ‘panel doctors’ should be given statutory recognition.  Since then the LMC gained their statutory status and began functioning in their current format. (Continue Reading)


New Balint group starting spring 2017

New taster Balint group starting spring 2017 in Shropshire/West Midlands Why? An opportunity to share and discuss work from a Balint perspective. This approach creates a safe space to think about underlying dynamics in the doctor/patient or clinician/client relationship, and, in particular, to reflect on the impact both personally and (Continue Reading)


Salaried GP, Craven Arms

Craven Arms Medical Practice Part Time Salaried GP required We are a family friendly, rural 2 partner practice seeking a motivated and enthusiastic GP to join our existing team to work between 4-6 sessions per week, salary negotiable. 3800 Patients GMS; High QOF achievers Dispensing GP Training practice to year (Continue Reading)

Clinical information

Things That You Might Not Know About Abdominal Pain in Children – Dr Edward Snelson

Dr Edward Snelson, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Sheffield (and former GP) writes: Small children do not demonstrate guarding.  Guarding is a spinal reflex , which causes involuntary contraction of the abdominal muscles, preventing the examining hand from going any further. Young children (let’s say under the age of about (Continue Reading)


LMC levy

Please could you think about paying £50.00 to the LMC to support them in supporting doctors in the local area.  Dr Simon Hodgson is going to come and talk to us in July about why we should.


Severn Hospice

Dr Derek Willis has asked to come and talk to the group about aspects of Palliative Care.  I have booked him for November.  We had a great talk from Dr Alice O’Conner last year so it would be useful to hear your thoughts about a topic for Derek to focus (Continue Reading)