A New Vision For Locum Carers

At the mention of the word ‘locum’, there’s perhaps a tendency for people outside the healthcare industry to think of doctors – the kind of healthcare professionals who are most commonly featured in entertainment media. Inside healthcare, however, the picture of locum activity looks a lot broader, and the in-demand locum pharmacist sits firmly in […]

5 Myths That Prevent Optometrists Becoming Locums

Given that locum work bypasses the intricacies of permanent recruitment and offers an uncomplicated route into active service, it’s fair to assume that most optometrists have at some stage considered it. But equally, given that the great majority of optoms do end up in static employment, it’s also fair to assume that most subsequently talk […]

3 Common Ways Locum Pharmacists Lose Agency Bookings

  Healthcare locums provide vital cover when a regular member of staff is absent. Broadly, there’s very substantial demand for locums here in the UK. But statistically, a high proportion of locums lose bookings for reasons they can very easily avoid. In this post, we’re going to look at three of the most common reasons […]

Should a Locum Agency Be Run By Healthcare Professionals?

More than ever in entrepreneurial circles, it seems, there’s a belief that anything is possible. Business is, after all, a world bursting with self-fulfilling prophecy. Proclaim it; live it. As one Derek Trotter would have said: “He who dares, wins“. But is setting up and running a healthcare locum agency really that simple? Is it […]

Acquiring a Locum-Coded EPS Release 2 Smartcard

If you’re just getting started as a locum pharmacist, you may have heard mention of a special EPS Release 2 (or just EPS2) Smartcard carrying the locum-specific User Role Profile: FFFFF. But how important is this special Smartcard, and how does a locum get hold of one? THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EPS2 SMARTCARD FOR LOCUM […]

Booking Cancellation Website Issue

The Team Locum Website is currently showing the odd isolated, false booking cancellation on our locums’ Dashboards. Our Support team are in the process of correcting this issue, but until it’s resolved, we ask that you please observe and act upon the following information… LOCUMS PLEASE NOTE… The function to inform you of a cancelled booking on the […]

Self bookings – please let us know

We’d like to draw your attention to a clause in our ‘Guidelines for Registration’ to which  you have agreed  if you are fully registered with Team Locum: ‘The Locum will inform Team Locum of all occasions where self booking and/or Direct Booking between the Locum and the client occurs in order to assist Team Locum in […]