This Section is designed for healthcare professionals and GP Practice staff.

For public information, please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG public home page.

GP Locum resource centre


Welcome to our dedicated locum webpage that we hope you will find useful. The webpage has been developed following discussions with locums who struggle to access important CCG information including changes in pathways, NHS strategies and educational opportunities.

We hope to reduce any sense of professional isolation that locums or salaried doctors can feel and ensure locums feel well supported and develop closer relationships with the CCG.

We would welcome any feedback around the site or any related issues either via your non-principals group or directly to

Best wishes,


Dr David Supple

Clinical Chair

Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group

Part of the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance

Who’s who in the CCG

Dr David Supple – Clinical Chair

Dr Andy Hodson – Executive Clinical Director

Dr Rachel Cottam – Clinical Lead, Planned Care

Dr Jim Graham – LCR and Clinical Lead

Dr Becky Jarvis – Clinical Lead, Mental Health & Children

Dr Alex Mancey - Barratt – Clinical Programme Lead, Macmillan GP, Cancer and Community Prevention

Dr James Simpkin - Clinical Lead, Primary Care/Digital Programme Lead

Dr Josh Cullimore - Clinical Lead, Urgent Care

Dr Tom Gayton - Locality Clinical Rep

Helen Rignall - Primary Care Workforce Tutor 

Dr Lisa Argent - GP Tutor Brighton/Associate Dean Sussex HEE KSS Audrey Emerton Building, RSCH, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE

Local Structure

GP practices in Brighton and Hove have organised themselves into seven Primary Care Networks. The PCNs are working to improve health services in their area for local people.

The structure of these PCNs is based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000. These are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both patients and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between practices and others in the local health and social care system.

More information on PCNs can be found here.

HEE KSS Sessional Doctor Learning Support Groups

As a part of workforce planning and retention of GPs in general practice, HEE KSS and previously KSS Deanery have been supporting sessional doctors learning support groups for over twenty years. These groups are established with the aim of supporting non principal GP’s, Locum and salaried doctors based in the HEE KSS area and contributing to the KSS Health economy with their professional learning and development and to facilitate local networking. These groups are affiliated with HEE KSS who provide a small annual bursary to help support the group’s continuing professional development activities.

The vision and purpose of these groups is the support of sessional GPs to help with the retention of practitioners working in non-standardised roles in primary care. Those GPs who are working as non-principles should face no disadvantage in CPD or educational access.

Benefits of Group Membership:

•          Financial support towards CPD activity from HEE KSS

•          Support Network of over 25 groups across KSS

•          Two free annual workshops from HEE KSS are available supporting CPD

•          Sharing of good practice with other sessional doctors

•          Support with mandatory training topics

If you would like to join a Locum GP Learning Set please email and see the documents below for more information:

Download TOR.docx (57 KB)

Download SD Membership Flyer.docx (94.37 KB)

NHS email

BHCCG strongly recommend all GPs have an email address to enable the CCG to send out important updates. This is the only way that secure information is sent, so you could be missing out if you don’t have one.

Please contact who will be able to assist in setting this up.

The Practice Bulletin

The CCG sends a regular bulletin of useful updates and information to all practice colleagues. 

Archived editions of the Practice Bulletin from the past year can be found here

Primary Care Education and Development Updates

The Primary Care Education and Development Update aims to inform primary care colleagues of available training opportunities and signpost further courses.

Archived editions of the Primary Care Education and Development Bulletin from the past year can be found here.

The Primary Care Training Calendar can be accessed here.

Upcoming Events


Useful Links

BMA Locum GP Handbook

GP Locum Pension Contributions

Locum GP NHS Pension Scheme FAQs