Information for General Practices
The Cumbria and Lancashire Medical Chambers is an organisation set up to provide services for freelance GPs. We have a management structure and meet regularly to discuss business matters and continued professional Development Activities. We do the leg work for our members organising placements and invoicing practices. We also organise continued medical education activities to assist our members as Revalidation comes on the horizon.
Our management structure gives a practice a definite contact point with the organisation, allows us to gain feedback from practices relating to our members and also provide practices with feedback from our members. We can also react proactively to significant events should they occur and perform audits and significant event analysis with the co-operation of the practices who use us. We aim to provide a high standard of care for patients and professionalism to practices.
We are not a locum agency and are paid by our members to run these services for them.
To become a member of the Cumbria and Lancashire Medical Chambers a GP must posses the MRCGP or be a senior GP with 10+ years experience, be qualified to work in this country as a general practitioner and be on a CCG performers list. The GP must also have provided references as to their work and good standing and have passed an interview process to be part of the chambers.
Why should you as a practice use us when you are booking a locum?
You can be confident in the standard of practitioner that you book. All our GPs are committed to continued professional development and keeping up to date.
Our managers will communicate with the practice and make sure bookings are uncomplicated and straight forward
Our GPs have all been checked regarding qualifications, GMC membership and medical defence membership and we can make this available to the practice on request.
You will receive your own practice login to our bespoke system where you can request sessions, view our Doctors details, view invoices and keep a track of all your bookings.
LocumBee Booking System
The LocumBee practice system makes your life easier when seeking locum cover, you can;
Request new sessions
View the booked Doctors Details