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 […]

Through the past, darkly: a history of sunglasses.

Cheaters, shades, sun-specs- whatever you call them, chances are we’ve all donned a pair of sunglasses in the recent weeks. Perhaps you’ve trembled with trepidation when checking you didn’t leave your Oakleys in the beer garden? Or maybe you’re on pair 3 of those rather convincing Bay Rans that permanently reside on top of your […]

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 […]