How can GPnetworks help ensure quality cover for practices?

We know that the issue of quality is very important to practices and finding a locum through a DIY system like GPnetworks can be a bit hit and miss. However, we have some tools to help you ensure your locum will be competent and reliable.

 1. Governance documents
The GP profile allows doctors to upload all their important professional documents as well any additional documents that relate to specific skills, experience or qualification. Practices are able to view and download these documents from within their GP details view. As well as this, when you book a GP via the system, these documents are automatically sent to you in the confirmation email.


2. Confirmed booking reminders:
We send automated email reminders to GPs for any Confirmed bookings made through the system. These go out 3 days before the booking date.


3. Trusted GP lists:
Your account lets you create and manage your own Trusted list of doctors from the wider GPnetworks pool. For each GP in your list you can retain your Governance information. You can also filter the general sessional availability calendar by your Trusted list, removing all other doctors from view (you can switch back at any time).

Enhanced account holders can invite any GP in the system to join their Trusted list, there is no additional cost to either party.


4. Ratings:
Any locum that has worked for you can be rated by you, using a very simple tool, found in each locums details screen. Click the locums name to access their details screen. Then click the ‘rate this GP’ tab at the top.

GP ratings will be seen anonymously by other practices as accumulated scores. They can help all practices to judge whether or not a GP is a safe bet.

Ratings cover 5 key areas:

  • Did the locum GP turn up for work on time?
  • Completion of tasks
  • Handover of patients
  • Significant Patient complaints
  • General attitude

*You can modify your answers at any time by re-visiting the GPs details