Give yourself the best chance of securing locum work

So you’ve registered and you’re finally ready to take on the world of locum work, but with so many other locums looking to do the same, how do you give yourself the best chance of securing shifts? Whether you’re a pharmacist or optometrist here are the simple steps you can take to make sure you’re […]

IR35 – Are your locums ‘In’ or ‘Out’?

This question has become a hot topic in the pharmacy and optometry locum worlds and was discussed at a recent event hosted by the Company Chemists’ Association at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society premises on 13th February 2019.  HMRC had been invited to make a presentation to CCA members and other interested parties regarding IR35 and […]

Myth busting: 5 reasons Optometrists avoid locuming debunked! [2018]

Changing from a static position of employment to a locum role is quite the move. Many optometrists have found it pays dividends- but what is it that prevents others from making the switch, even when they’re unhappy or burnt-out in their permanent role? It can be an intimidating process, but not all the hearsay making […]

Newly-qualified pharmacists in locum work pt. 3- making the most of your early days [2018]

Welcome to our final chapter in our trilogy of posts focusing on newly-qualified pharmacists undertaking locum work! If you’ve yet to do so, check out part 1 and part 2. You’re elated. You feel weightless. You’ve seen it all and you’re stronger for it. Yes- you’ve finally completed all the paperwork involved in becoming a […]

Newly qualified Pharmacists in locum work pt. 2- registering with an agency [2018]

Welcome to part 2 of our series on newly-qualified pharmacists undertaking locum work! If you missed it, check out part 1 here. Now that you’ve decided being on a locum agency is a string worth adding to your bow, the first small step for you is to register with an agency of your choosing.   […]

Newly qualified Pharmacists in locum work pt. 1- why locum? [2018]

So it’s done- you’ve finally been released from the throes of education. You’ve studied diligently, slowly built your confidence in your own abilities, and now you’re ready to dive headfirst into the world of work as a qualified pharmacist.   But, like anything in life, it is not always simply a case up of wind-up […]

Through the past, darkly: a history of sunglasses.

Cheaters, shades, sun-specs- whatever you call them, chances are we’ve all donned a pair of sunglasses in the recent weeks. Perhaps you’ve trembled with trepidation when checking you didn’t leave your Oakleys in the beer garden? Or maybe you’re on pair 3 of those rather convincing Bay Rans that permanently reside on top of your […]