GP Fair is the UK’s first non-profit recruitment agency for NHS Primary Care. We are a Community Interest Company limited by Guarantee.

Dr. Elly Stanton BM. DRCOG, founder of GP Fair, is a Birmingham GP. Having worked as a locum for 4 years, she feels that stability and putting patients before profit enhances the life of a locum and benefits patients and practices.

We believe we provide a fairer deal for GPs and Practices.

  • We help independent GPs find temporary, regular, or permanent work placements in Practices where their individual skills and competencies are most appreciated
  • Unlike conventional locum agencies, we don’t charge exorbitant fees to our Participating GPs or Member Practices
  • We help Practices in the West Midlands area fill their vacancies from our pool of qualified, vetted GPs
  • We run a mentoring scheme and offer quality improvement projects for our Participating GPs

Elly Stanton

The Founder

Elly Stanton qualified in 1988 from Southampton Medical School, and marked 20 years as a GP in August 2014. She has survived by working part-time and busying herself with her family, husband Alan, a paediatrician, and a son and two daughters. She hopes to keep going for at least another 15 years.

Elly’s aspirations revolve around supporting and protecting the NHS, future-proofing the GP practice where she works, and doing her bit as a citizen.

GP Fair is her way of providing a sustainable human resource for the NHS, and supporting doctors in finding satisfying work and securing their long-term futures as NHS stakeholders.

How it works

Step 1

GPs register online to begin our application process. We contact all applicants personally to guide them through our vetting process and ensure that they are the right fit.

Step 2
Submit Availability

On successful application, Participating GPs submit their availability to us which we enter onto a central diary.

Step 3
Receive Work

When a Member Practice contacts us with dates for which they need cover, we connect them with Participating GPs who are available at those times.