BriefingBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7174.3a (Published 19 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3a-7174
Many locum jobs in general practice are short term, and though practices should check that the doctor they are employing has the certificate of the Joint Committee of Postgraduate Training in General Practice (JCPTGP), often they do not. A new addition to the JCPTGP website will make things a little easier for practice managers. You can search at http://www.rcgp.org.uk/jcpt/ by surname or by GMC number to check that a doctor is on the list. Plainly it would be wise to crosscheck this with a physical copy of the GMC's certificate of registration. The site remains a useful source of information about all matters connected with general practice training and certification.