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 […]

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 […]

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 […]