Get the balance right – How to reduce the stress involved with having more things to organise

Locumming is attractive to many GPs because it gives them greater  freedom and flexibility, particularly if they have many outside interests. Dr Ishani Patel, a recently qualified GP is....

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Guide to licensing in the UK

Getting a license to practice medicine in the UK can seem straightforward enough if you completed all of your medical training in the UK. Similarly, the General Medical Council recognizes European....

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GMC, Other, Education and CPD

18 Nov 2011

Prepare for Revalidation

As I was researching to write this article, I was disappointed to see that much of the readily available information for locums was so unconstructive. Many articles and interviews I have done on this....

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Other

14 Nov 2011

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The Network Locum (now Lantum) Survival Guide provides locums with....

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Locums seeking work from abroad: Get your ‘competence passport’

As more and more locums are coming into the marketplace from outside the UK there has been growing concern about language and competency skills of locums. If you are a locum seeking work from....

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Now you are a business – Market yourself as a locum GP

As a locum, you are effectively now a business. If you want to get booked and get the rates you deserve you should invest in marketing.

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NHS pension

02 Nov 2011

Locum Pensions 101: Part 1

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Make it easy for practices to employ you. - Our top tips on getting the job and being asked back!

MAKE IT EASY FOR PRACTICES TO EMPLOY YOU. – OUR TOP TIPS ON GETTING THE JOB AND BEING ASKED BACK!
1. Getting the job:

“We want to know that we can count on that locum to fill that session”

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Communication communication communication! - Quality fears, locum isolation and misunderstandings are all solved by better and more direct communication.

It is commonly known that many locums report feelings of isolation. We heard from the recent annual GP locum conference that this is still very much an issue.

Isolation is not only unpleasant for....

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Should I be self-employed? – What are the differences?

When you start working (or at a later time) you may have the decision to make as to whether you work as a self-employed locum or as an employee.  Whilst it may not always be within your power to make....

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