GP Locum - Dr Matt Pickering


BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCGP DipMedEd DRCOG PgCert (Sports Injuries)



Vocational Qualifications

Minor Surgery Course
Joint Injecton Course
Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation
BMAS Foundation Course
Basic Lifesupport and AED
Advanced Life Support
First Aid at Work


  • Half day sessions
  • Full day sessions
  • Duty Doctor sessions
  • Weekend out of hours sessions


Locum work will be considered up to ten miles of LS28, distances further than this will be considered for full day locums and may incurr an excess mileage payment (see rates).

About me

Having grown up and trained in the West Yorkshire area, I am very much aware of the complex issues facing general practice in Leeds and Bradford. I have an in depth awareness of the sensitive cultural, economical and religious factors that need to be addressed to reduce health inequalities and strive for effective patient centred care.

I have the ability to manage both acute and chronic conditions and maintain high standards of clinical care, whilst maximising patient choice and minimising costs. I feel that I have the skills and knowledge to make a significant contribution to the practice in terms of both service provision and development. 

Health and fitness have always been keen interests of mine and I am involved in a number of aquatic based pursuits namely; water polo, open water swimming and lifesaving, both as participant and an instructor. More recently, I have joined the British Sub Aqua Club with the intention of developing skills to the level of Sports Diver and beyond.

From a non aquatic perspective, I enjoy both summer and winter alpine sports ranging from walking and climbing to skiing. These hobbies help to provide an essential work life balance and have made me appreciate how fortunate I am to have these opportunities.


The online Calendar below details my availabilty for the forthcoming weeks.

Availability for Dr Matt Pickering

Current Rates
A typical surgery will include fourteen/eighteen appointments at ten minute intervals and completion of associated paperwork and referrals.

Morning Surgery (15 pts) - no visits
£ neg
Morning Surgery (15 pts) - 2 visits
£ neg
Additional visits  - per visit
£ neg
Afternoon Surgery (15 pts)
£ neg
Full Day Surgery
£ neg

Home to practice mileage will be claimed above 20 miles per day. This will be at a rate of 44 pence per mile.

Visit mileage will be claimed at 44 pence per mile and will be added to the total claim.

How to book me

1. Check my availability on the calendar above.

2. Contact me via email / the contacts form or mobile number to ensure I am still available and able to offer the service you require.

3. Download a copy of the locum contract conditions from the download section. Sign and return to me, keeping a copy for your records.

4. Download the locum request form from the download section. Sign and return to me, keeping a copy for your records.

How to contact me

          t: (07841) 705538