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 […]

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, […]