Doc2docs Meetings

Although we are all in summer mode still, we at Doc2docs are thinking ahead to the autumn and are publishing our meeting dates in advance so that you can plan with us. These meetings are held specifically for you to discuss your clinical and other concerns. The dates are Tuesday 3rd September, Thursday 3rd October and Tuesday 5th November 2019, 19.30 for 20.00 start. Please let us know, tel 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com whether you will be attending so that we can organise food in advance from our local deli. We have also changed the venue and these will now be held at: St Lawrence Church Hall Lounge (upstairs), The Shambles, High Street, Stroud, GL5 1AP

Weather permitting……

We are keen to help you and help practices as well who are struggling to find locum GPs and nurses. There is flexibility in the system to allow for bespoke placements, starting later, finishing earlier, catch up slots, no visits or admin as examples. Call us so we can start the process of finding you work tailored to your needs, 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com

Referral Scheme

We are not alone in offering a referral scheme. Other agencies do it. We do it. Why don’t you ask about it? Call 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com for more information.

Newly Qualified GPs

We pride ourselves on a bespoke and personal approach to looking after all our GPs. We are aware that those doctors new into the workplace are particularly vulnerable. Whilst we do not want to “hold your hand” we are available to help you in your placements while you find your way. Please call for more information 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com. We hav been established for 18 years and can really help you.

Child and Adult Safeguarding

Are you aware of your obligations to remain updated in these two key areas? Have you seen the latest published Adult Safeguarding Guidelines August 2018 and the Child Guidelines January 2019? Come to one of our meetings and all will be revealed. For more information either phone 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com

Summer months

With the recent spell of good weather over Easter, are we to expect a similar period over the summer months? Whatever happens, there will still be the need for GP locum cover. With requests for work flowing in from practices, do you have any availability to help them out? We can tailor the requests around your working life so that ever important work, life balance is maintained. Call 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com. It is only with your help that we are able to help you and practices alike. 

State Backed Medical Indemnity

We are encouraging our GPs to contact their Medical Defence Organisations regarding the move to state backed Medical Indemnity that is supposed to become effective from April 1st this year. Issues such as “run off” cover, protection and assistance with GMC and coroners hearings all need to be addressed. Don’t leave this too late as it is the individual GPs responsibility to ensure that they have adequate medical indemnity cover.

Basic Life Support Course

With less than a week before our BLS Course on Wednesday 1st May, 19.30 for 20.00 at Chedworth House there are still a few places left. Are you up to date? The reasonable cost is £25 that includes a light sandwich type meal. Please email doctors@doc2docs.com or call 01453 756993

Help is at hand

We are still showing locum GP availability throughout the forthcoming months into Easter. Are you planning a getaway break? Or perhaps just some simple R&R at home? Worried about locum cover? We can help provide you with a locum from a half day session to longer term weeks of work to provide that all important continuity of cover. Call or email us to chat about cost effective options, 01453 756993 or email doctors@doc2docs.com

Perinatal Mental Health – Look behind the smile

This will be the subject of a presentation by two local Gloucestershire GPs at the start of our next clinical meeting on Wednesday 27th February, 19.30 for 20.00. All are welcome to attend whether registered with Doc2docs or not. Please email doctors@doc2docs.com or call 01453 756993 to let us know that you are attending so that we can organise the catering.