The Next Level

The New and Improved GP+ Networking is about to Launch!

It brings membership benefits above and beyond the beta version. This will not be the end of the story and I have a clear vision of how to aid productivity amongst the general practice community and serve the needs of those wanting extended roles. In order for this to be achieved and bring widespread benefit I must make GP+ Networking a strong, sustainable community and allow higher level functions.This is why I am moving to an annual subscription model. This will be £50 per annum but will start at a 50% discount (only £2 a month!) to reflect the early stage of community growth.

For those of you who have registered on the beta site we would like to say thank you for your early support and gift you version 2 access for this year.

Benefits of GP+ Networking membership

  1. Save time
    • Navigate systems by forming teams of likeminded doctors and building on their experience
    • Share protocols and documents that have brought quality improvement.
    • Find efficiency savings within your practice
  2. Allow an overview of what is happening in general practice and what is possible.
  3. Achieve a better balance and avoid burnout.
    • Overcome isolation and finding others who are most relevant.
    • Peer support.
    • Coaching from those more experienced in a chosen area of interest.
    • Succession planning. Connect with a network of GP registrars and early career GPs and advertise jobs for free.
  4. ‘Anytime’ communication to improve local GP engagement in local working patterns and projects via group discussion.
  5. Augmentation of established face to face GP education groups.
  6. For those in other speciality training or foundation doctors the ability to browse what a career in GP looks like and allowing discussion with a variety of GPs.
  7. Find inspiration.
  8. Showcase your initiatives through the site.

Additional features appearing in Version 2.

  • A homepage collating all new activity on the site, including uploaded documents and groups chat subjects.
  • Visible chat groups that can be categorised to extended roles.
  • Privacy range for chat groups from open to closed and hidden.
  • Personalisation of relevant content for up to 3 extended roles.
  • Updates and GP+ Networking Media.
  • Documents sharing and categorisation to find the really useful stuff!

GP+ Networking’s greatest asset is its support and membership and with that we can bring real impact to general practice.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Cathryn

Dr Cathryn Dillon
GP Principal and Founder

Primary Care Societies

We are pleased to announce that both the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC) and the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology (PCSG) have both provided support for GP+ Networking so that we can work collaboratively,  bringing groups of GPs with specialist interest together.  Both societies provide excellent educational resources that will be published via the events section of GP+ Networking. We hope to work with other primary care societies in a similar way to strengthen the specialist work being done in primary care.

 

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A few words about GP+ Networking from a GP trainer

GP+ Networking coachI was a GP trainer for many years so I feel I am able to say that the GP+ Networking website will become an essential tool for anyone working in or with Primary Care in the West Country.

It has been conceived and designed by an enthusiastic and very able young doctor who perceived a real need for an on-line forum to help with a wide range of Primary Care problems. If you need a job or have a job to be filled this website can help.

If you want to know what’s going on in CPD in your area – or even if you want to share a lift to a meeting or conference – find it on this website. If you want to network or develop a political career in medicine, then you need this forum.

Test your ideas and spread your ideas, develop new ways of working and promote what you are doing through this website. If you want to hear about the latest advances in Primary Care Medicine this may be the way forward.

In summary this website will be what its following makes of it. It could go in many different directions. So join up and contribute. You can make a difference very quickly and we should be very grateful to Cathryn and her team for getting the whole project up and running.

We wish you the very best of luck with this new and exciting venture.

Martin Minogue