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 […]

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 […]

5 Myths That Prevent Optometrists Becoming Locums

Given that locum work bypasses the intricacies of permanent recruitment and offers an uncomplicated route into active service, it’s fair to assume that most optometrists have at some stage considered it. But equally, given that the great majority of optoms do end up in static employment, it’s also fair to assume that most subsequently talk […]

3 Common Ways Locum Pharmacists Lose Agency Bookings

  Healthcare locums provide vital cover when a regular member of staff is absent. Broadly, there’s very substantial demand for locums here in the UK. But statistically, a high proportion of locums lose bookings for reasons they can very easily avoid. In this post, we’re going to look at three of the most common reasons […]

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 […]

Locums and the Silent Complaint

When we get poor service, we complain, right?… Actually, most of us don’t. Statistics suggest that only around 4% of us raise our dissatisfactions with business providers who have not met our expectations. And the rest of us?… Apparently, a staggering 96% of us tootle off to find a new provider, without uttering a word… […]

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 […]