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 […]

Inside Vision: Recruiting Permanent Optometrists

Last autumn, Team Locum introduced its new Permanent Optometry Division, which is already generating a buzz in time-honoured Team Locum fashion. Why such interest, so soon? Well, as we mentioned in the introductory post, Team Locum is a well established brand, with a wide-ranging list of contacts. Furthermore, the division is being driven forward by […]

Newly Qualified Pharmacists in Locum Work

One of the ways in which newly qualified pharmacists can quickly gain a wealth of experience, is through locum work. We looked, in our Career Advancement For Pharmacists post, at how locum work can help a less experienced pharmacist to build contacts. That’s an attractive prospect for someone just getting started and wanting to maximise […]

Tailored Permanent Recruitment For Optometrists & Opticians

If you’ve dealt with permanent recruitment agencies in the past, you may feel you know what to expect. After all, the phrase “recruitment agencies” often conjures up a particular mental image. You may, for example, find yourself visualising a mechanical, copy-and-paste environment, heavily focused on quantity, and perhaps not averse to the odd bit of […]

Locum + Adverse Weather = Snowcum

Is it a bird?… Is it a plane?… Nope. So, Superman then, right?… Wrong! Just when you thought you’d assimilated every conceivable superhero into your world picture, along comes another. But this character does not step out of comic books or far-fetched action movies with breathtaking catering budgets. No, this character is a real-life person, […]

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 […]

What To Do When Your Pharmacist Doesn’t Turn Up

It can happen so unexpectedly. One minute your pharmacy has a pharmacist. The next, it doesn’t. But what do you do when that unexpected circumstance hits you, out of the blue? Well, if anyone knows about dealing with emergencies in the world of pharmacy, it’s us at Team Locum. We’d advise… Nay, beg any pharmacy […]

Pharmacy Technicians in the Locum World

Photo © Team Locum. For illustrative purposes only. The role title conjures up visions of a supreme, introverted boffin, processing pharmaceuticals in a scientific lab, away from the public gaze. But in the community, pharmacy technicians really come into their own in busy public settings, where there’s strong demand for patient-facing interaction. Indeed, people skills […]