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 […]

Making the leap: Employing a carer

This week we are continuing our focus on care- following on from our previous post regarding Direct Payments and the financial and administrative responsibilities that accompany them.   So now that you’ve settled for Direct Payments, where do you go from here? We feel it’s appropriate to take a look at the preparations one might […]

Choosing care: A brief guide to Direct Payments

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a country wherein healthcare is highly accessible, often at little or no upfront cost. But as needs become more specific, taking care into your own hands can allow more flexibility in choosing the specific kind of service required, and that’s where Direct Payments may be suitable for you […]

New Beginnings: Advice on picking the best care home for a relative.

Choosing a care home for a family member can be an intimidating and complex process- fraught with emotional and logistical complexities.   Often, the decision to find a them permanent residential care is informed by a culmination of events that indicate worsening health and the need for ongoing, round-the-clock care. It is a decision that must be […]

Pillars of the community: Your local pharmacy services at a glance.

Did you know that free, qualified, face-to-face healthcare advice could be just a stones-throw from your front door?   Far from being simply a pickup-point for prescriptions, the role of the Community Pharmacy is to provide a range of professionally curated and performed services that are accessible to all. In fact, 89% of England’s population […]

Our Simple 6-step Guide to Locum Success

With the ever growing influx of locums into the market, the need for a competitive edge has never been greater. Each locum needs to see themselves as a business,  their time and skills being a tradeable commodity. We at Team Locum cannot help you in the clinics, but we certainly are able to use our […]