Your Locum Survival Guide
By Dr Surina Chibber
Working as a locum GP is a wonderful way of combining clinical practice with flexibility and variety. You can work whenever and wherever you like; not only in GP surgeries, but walk-in centres, out of hours clinics, prisons, or as a GP in A&E.
However, starting out as a locum can be a daunting process. No-one is really taught how to become a locum. There are so many things to be aware of. For example, as a locum not only do you need to find work but you also need to manage your job bookings so that you don’t double book or miss a pre-booked session, you need to record all your financial data, organise your NHS pension, track unpaid invoices, store all your expenses and keep all relevant information about earnings in order to pay your annual tax bill. Each job you book will require these tasks to be actioned and chased and when you have multiple job bookings each week you can see how important it is to have an efficient way of managing and organising all your locum admin.
We have created a Locum Survival Guide to help you get started and stay organised. This can be viewed on the link below: