Myth busting: 5 reasons Optometrists avoid locuming debunked! [2018]

Changing from a static position of employment to a locum role is quite the move. Many optometrists have found it pays dividends- but what is it that prevents others from making the switch, even when they’re unhappy or burnt-out in their permanent role? It can be an intimidating process, but not all the hearsay making […]

Newly-qualified pharmacists in locum work pt. 3- making the most of your early days [2018]

Welcome to our final chapter in our trilogy of posts focusing on newly-qualified pharmacists undertaking locum work! If you’ve yet to do so, check out part 1 and part 2. You’re elated. You feel weightless. You’ve seen it all and you’re stronger for it. Yes- you’ve finally completed all the paperwork involved in becoming a […]

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 […]