What is a GP bank?
A GP bank is a pool of GPs who can view and book in sessions with particular practices.
It allows a practice to manage all their relationships with local GPs in one place. As a GP that’s part of a bank, it makes it easier to find sessional work.
GP banks are beneficial for both GPs and practices:
- GPs can search and book into sessions in the local area with their favourite practices
- Practices can view GPs within their pool and send them requests to fill shift gaps
What is a GP bank doctor?
If you have accepted an invitation from a practice to work with them on Lantum, you’ll be added to their GP bank.
As a result, your profile and other information will be available for the practice for them to view - this includes the governance documents you choose to share.
Why am I part of a bank?
You are part of a GP bank because you will have been invited by a practice to join.
How do I find out what GP banks I’m a part of?
To see which GP banks you are part of:
- Login to your Lantum profile
- Click on ‘Find a job’ at the top of your profile
- Click on ‘Practices I follow’
- Here you will find the GP banks you are a part of, as well as any practices you choose to follow
What is the difference between a staff bank and a collaborative staff bank?
- A staff bank is a pool of GPs that an individual practice can invite to fill shift gaps.
- A collaborative staff bank is a pool of GPs that all practices within a federation or practice group can invite to fill shift gaps.
If, as a GP, you are in either of these banks, you can browse and book in any posted sessions.
How do I join a collaborative staff bank?
If you are invited to join Lantum in one of the following ways, you are added to a collaborative staff bank:
- Direct invitation from a federation or practice group
- If you’re in the GP bank of a practice that joins a federation already using Lantum
When you join a collaborative staff bank, your profile becomes automatically visible to every practice within the collaborative group. One of the benefits of this is it gives you more scope to find sessional work in your area.
Why have I been added to a new bank?
There are a few reasons you’ve been added to a practice’s bank:
- You have worked with them before, either on a permanent or locum basis, and they want to be able to share available sessions with you.
- You are automatically added to the banks of every practice within a federation if:
- your practice has joined a federation using Lantum.
- A practice, whose bank you’re part of, is in a federation that has started using Lantum.
Why am I receiving requests from a practice I haven’t worked with on Lantum before?
If you’re receiving requests from a practice you haven’t worked with before, it’s because you are part of collaborative staff bank on Lantum.
How is my account changing?
Although you might notice the following new activity, your account on Lantum will not change:
- You will follow more practices on Lantum
- You have access to more available sessions within your area
- You receive more requests for session cover at practices in your area
Can I hide my governance documentation from certain banks?
You are not able to hide your core documentation from banks you are a part of.
Please note, your documents are only visible to practices in the following instances:
- You are part of their bank
- You have applied to work with that practice
- You have previously worked with that practice
Can I remove myself from a bank?
If you would like to remove yourself from a bank, you will need to contact us and will we do this for you. You can either:
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- call us on 0203 771 8411
What information is shared when I become part of a bank?
From your Lantum profile, the following information is shared when you become part of a bank:
- IT systems
- Spoken languages
- Employment history
I’m new to Lantum - what happens when I accept an invitation to join a bank?
When you join a bank on Lantum, your profile also becomes part of our marketplace. This means you can search for available sessions outside of those posted by practices in your banks.
This doesn’t mean that any practice can view your information and contact you. The only way a practice can contact you is if:
- you are part of their bank
- you have worked with them previously
- you have applied for a session with a practice
What is the benefit of the bank?
The main benefits of being part of a bank are:
- You have access to more available sessions that are local to you
- You can grow a professional network of practices in your area
- You will receive more session cover requests
Where can I find jobs from my banks?
To find jobs that have been posted by practices in your banks, you just need to log into your Lantum profile and do the following:
- Click on ‘Find a Job’
- Click on ‘Practices I follow’
- Filter the practices on the left hand side