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Formerly North-East Employed and Locum GPs (NELG)

A Professional Group for Sessional GPs

NESG is a non-profit support group for GPs who work either as locums or in an employed capacity (retainers, flexible career scheme, returnees, salaried, assistant). To read more about NESG's Goals, Benefits and find some Key Contacts visit About Us.

The NESG is a support group for sessional GPs in the North East which has been running for over 14 years. Its has a wide variety of general practitioners, from recently qualified to recently retired. Members include locums, retainers, salaried GPs, academics, GP who teach, etc.

The group has links with the national Sessional GPs subcommittee of the GPC and the National Association of Sessional GPs and also communicates regularly with local organisations such as LMCs, HENE, CCGS.

The group supports its members in a variety of ways: by improving access to education and support for appraisal, reducing isolation and promoting peer support, facilitating finding work, social events, quarterly meetings and a monthly minutes/newsletter after each meeting. The NESG publishes a monthly list of those members who are available for work.

The group is funded by membership fees and is run by a small executive committee, elected annually and the group has a constitution.

There are currently 328 active members.

Members meetings

Monthly NESG Meetings are held between 7pm and 8pm GENERALLY on first Wednesday of the Month every 2 to 3 months. (usually Function Room 138)

Education centre, Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road , High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne , NE7 7DN

Park in multistorey carpark at back of hospital and Education centre is 2 minutes walk from car park and signposted (this is free providing you email your car registration to to enquiries.carparking@nuth.nhs.uk and quote “NESG education meetings, 1st Tuesday of month”. This needs to be done in advance or up to 48 hours after the event)
Enter double doors and lecture theatres are on the right. Please note- parking fines are issued to those who park in the staff car park opposite the education centre.

There is also a deanery/HENE funded educational programme is on EVERY MONTH ON A TUESDAY BETWEEN 8-9PM except for January. See Education events page for details of events.

Next NESG members meeting:
December 2nd 2014
march 3d 2015

How to find your LMC

THis is a link to the BMAs list of LMCs