How To Pick The Best Pharmacy Agency For You

So you want a join pharmacy agency? You’ve likely done the rounds online already and pulled up a thousand sites promising to fill your diary with locum work, but how can you really know which is the best pharmacy agency for you?     Don’t rely on Google. Whilst Google will churn up every available […]

Combating Loneliness as a Locum Pharmacist

  According to studies, up to 40% of self-employed people say they have felt lonely since deciding to work for themselves. It’s a figure that’s hard to ignore and as a locum pharmacist it’s likely that you will come under that self-employed bracket. So what can you do to stave off those feelings of loneliness […]

Things you should know before becoming a locum

    Are you a newly qualified Optometrist? Maybe you’re a full time Pharmacist looking for a change? Whatever your situation or profession within the healthcare industry it’s likely that you’ve considered becoming a locum. The locum lifestyle is very appealing, from choosing your own working hours, to taking your pick of shifts across the […]

IR35 – Are your locums ‘In’ or ‘Out’?

This question has become a hot topic in the pharmacy and optometry locum worlds and was discussed at a recent event hosted by the Company Chemists’ Association at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society premises on 13th February 2019.  HMRC had been invited to make a presentation to CCA members and other interested parties regarding IR35 and […]

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 […]