Introduction to Cornwall
This scheme offers the chance for GPs to benefit from a contribution towards their accommodation cost in return for a minimum of 4 paid sessions at practices across Cornwall. In Summer 2019, 14 sessions were worked as part of this scheme by locum GPs from as far away as Canada, supporting practices in Cornwall to cover their vacant shifts.
Please see below the terms and conditions for this scheme, and contact us for further details. Please note – the scheme is paused for 2020 due to travel restrictions associated with Covid-19, but we hope to progress applications for 2021 as soon as possible.
Terms and Conditions
We operate this scheme through our digital staff bank platform Lantum. Please note you will need to ensure the following information is available and in date;
- Copy of CV
- ID- Passport/Driving Licence (both if available)
- DBS check (note this must be dated within the last 3 years)
- GMC membership- current registration
- Confirmation you are on the England performers list
- Your Immunisation record
- References- 2 contacts we may approach via e-mail or signed written references
- Confirmation of indemnity (for work not covered under the GP contract)
- Any restrictions on practice
This must be provided upon application and this information will also be reviewed by the individual practice/s the locum shifts will be worked at. If there are any outstanding concerns on the GMC database, we would not be able to progress your application under this scheme.
Please provide your full name with which you are listed on the NHSE Performers list, this will also be checked to progress the application.
You cannot be currently working for a practice within Cornwall.
You must not already be regularly working in Cornwall as a locum.
You must not currently be a resident within Cornwall.
Cornwall Training Hub, hosted by Kernow Health CIC, will reimburse you for 25% of your holiday accommodation cost up to a maximum of £500 per week. A maximum of 2 weeks will be offered to any one individual for 8 sessions. You must supply to Cornwall Training Hub a copy of the confirmation of booking and /or invoice for your accommodation cost.
The funding is dependent on your agreement to fulfill 4 GP sessions in any one week of your holiday period, within a GP practice in Cornwall, as outlined in your application form. The funding will be reimbursed to you upon the completion of the sessions along with the payment for the four sessions.
We will advertise your availability across a practical geography, within 25 miles of your holiday accommodation. Where there is not a practice within this radius we will liaise with you. If you have not set your accommodation, we will advertise your availability to the areas outlined in your application form. The sessions must be booked by a practice through Kernow Health CIC.
Every step will be taken to match you to a practice within a timely period prior to your arriving in Cornwall. If for any reason we are unable to offer you the four sessions, unfortunately we are unable to reimburse you any of your holiday accommodation.
Full details of the practice will be given to you upon confirmation of your sessions, including a contact name, full address and directions, details of the clinical system and any locum handbook where available.