Working as a locum doctor provides you with an alternative to occupying a permanent position at a hospital or general practice, often with a chance to access better pay rates.
Why should I do locum work?
There are various stages of your medical career where you may wish to consider working as a locum. For example:
- consultants, specialty doctors and GPs may prefer the flexibility of this type of work or may enjoy the benefits of being self-employed
- after Foundation you may decide you need more time before deciding which specialty path to take
- specialty trainees may want a break between core and higher specialty training in uncoupled programmes
What are the advantages of being an NHS locum doctor?
independence to work where and when you choose across England, Scotland and Wales.
locum jobs offer you a better work–life balance
a higher rate of pay is possible as there is a high demand for locum roles across both the NHS and private healthcare sectors
you could combine locum work with other employment outside medicine, special interests or charity work
earn money whilst exploring career options and possible work locations. Locum work provides an opportunity to observe and experience many different aspects and perspectives on a future medical career.
Pertemps Medical are an accredited NHS Framework supplier and receive thousands of shifts per week offering you a regular supply of varied, interesting, and rewarding work placements and roles
Get paid weekly. Pertemps Medical are also able to offer you daily pay by way of BACS payment
For more information about locum medical work, feel free to contact a member of our team or call 01908 533240.