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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Optometrist’s Role as a Diabetes Educator

Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic conditions in the world. It is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in working-age adults. Nearly 24 million people are now affected by diabetes in the United States (8% of the American population). In fact, this number has risen by three million in the last […]

We’re getting social!

Team Locum has started social networking and has set up Facebook and LinkedIn profile pages! Team Locum has ventured out into cyber space in order to better understand the current pharmacy and optometry market so that we are always offering you the best options and the best rates. We are looking for all our locums to join […]