Partner Zone

GP partnership is the traditional model through which general practice is delivered.  The partners should work together to decide how to run the practice.  They are responsible for employing staff and ensuring a safe working environment.  The vast majority of practices in Tees hold a nationally negotiated GMS contract.  This section provides local and national guidance to assist partners in these roles. 

GP Career Support Pack

As part of GP retention efforts, NHs England, RCGP and the BMA have developed a GP Career Support Pack that sets out support available at different stages of GP's career (e.g. first fice, mid-career, nearing retirement, taking a career break and / or needing extra support). The pack is intended to signpost GPs to support available throughout their career with a view to supporting their career and life choices.

The national pack is available for download on the NHS England website 

Any questions on the GP Career Support Pack can be directed to 

Return To Practice Programme - Further Information

Sessional GP Zone

Sessional GPs choose to concentrate on clinical general practice, rather than the running of a business.  They can be directly employed as a salaried GP, or independently contract themselves to practices to provide short-term cover as a locum GP.  This section provides local and national guidance to assist doctors working in either of these roles.

Cleveland LMC represents all NHS GPs working within a practice in Teesside irrespective of their contractual status. We are delighted that many members of our CLMC Board are sessional GPs; indeed our Vice Chairman is a very experienced locum GP. As with everything, there is always room for improvement.

Reaching locum GPs is incredibly difficult as we rely on you contacting us in the first instance. Together we can improve communication to ensure that you get maximum benefit from the support we offer. You can learn more in this Sessional GP and LMC Guidance

Sessional GP Information and Guidance - 


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