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 […]

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 […]

What To Do When Your Pharmacist Doesn’t Turn Up

It can happen so unexpectedly. One minute your pharmacy has a pharmacist. The next, it doesn’t. But what do you do when that unexpected circumstance hits you, out of the blue? Well, if anyone knows about dealing with emergencies in the world of pharmacy, it’s us at Team Locum. We’d advise… Nay, beg any pharmacy […]

The Impact of Cancellations in the Locum Business

Meet Mr L. He’s a locum pharmacist, working through an agency, and he has a booking confirmed for today. But brace yourself… there’s a problem… At the very last minute, Mr L’s cousin’s girlfriend’s parrot has turned upside-down. This has never happened before. She’s distraught, and she’s requested the locum pharmacist’s presence for support and […]

A Nifty Career Advancement Shortcut For The Pharmacist

In most careers, thoughts turn pretty quickly to the question of professional advancement. But for the pharmacist, that question can prove difficult to answer. The obvious step is a move into the role of Pharmacy Manager, but how would one accomplish such a feat? Most career-based advice tends to focus on making an impression, adopting […]

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 […]