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 […]

Quit dreaming; start locuming

People’s professional desires are changing. No longer does the idea of being a ‘lifer’ much appeal to the majority of today’s younger workforce. Rather, mobility and work-life balance are two of the key concerns for ‘millennials’ when choosing a career- positions that allow the potential for consistent earning, whilst being flexible in their demanded hours, […]

‘Asdaburys’? What the Asda/Sainsburys merger may mean for the UK’s pharmaceutical and optometry landscape.

In a move that’s been the subject of much analysis and speculation, it was announced this month that Sainsburys and Asda have agreed on plans to merge. If approved by the CMA, the £12 billion merger deal will result in one third of the UK’s entire supermarket purchases being from one of their 2800-strong store […]

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 […]

Jobs Special: How Optometrists Customise Their Work/Life Balance

A job is a job, right? Not if you’re a UK optometrist in 2017. As modern life continues to change the way we allocate our time, the fusion of part-time employment with locum work is becoming an evermore attractive proposition to in-demand optometrists. In this post, we’re going to find out why. It’s for long […]

An Agency’s Eye View of Pharmacist Accreditations

If you read our Three Common Ways Locum Pharmacists Lose Bookings post, you’ll know that we ranked a failure to provide up-to-date documentation (especially relating to accreditations) as a primary reason why agencies stop offering pharmacists work. But why is it so common that agency locums find themselves in such a situation? One of the […]