Locum rates across the UK

Every year Medeconomics surveys GP locums from across the country to find out what they earn for work booked directly with practices and work booked via agencies. Our latest survey was carried out in June and July 2018 and involved 448 respondents. Of these 120 took work from locum agencies.

You can access the latest tables below. There are also links to the locum rate tables from the previous two years, along with links to information and resources to help practices manage their locums more effectively.

Locum rates from previous years

Resources to help practices manage locums

CQC Essentials: GP locums

CQC Essentials: GP locums

In its inspections of GP practices, the CQC asks whether staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment - this includes temporary staff and GP locums.

Demonstrating that your GP locums are self-employed

Demonstrating that your GP locums are self-employed

It is the responsibility of GP practices to ensure their locums' employment status is correct. Katie Singer explains what this means and provides a model contract that practices can use.

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Sourcing a suitable GP locum

Research your options carefully when considering how to recruit locums.

Agreeing terms and conditions with GP locums

Agreeing terms and conditions with GP locums

A written agreement, negotiated and finalised in advance of the locum session, ensures both parties know what is expected.

Preparing for a new locum GP - a checklist

Preparing for a new locum GP - a checklist

Practices need to prepare for new locums to get the best from them. This checklist can be used to ensure you have covered everything.

Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

Equipping a GP locum to do their job safely and effectively

A checklist to ensure your locum has the essential information they need to do a good job.

Preparing GP locums to make effective home visits

Preparing GP locums to make effective home visits

A checklist to ensure the practice provides its locums with the information they need to make home visits.

Making the most of your GP locum

Making the most of your GP locum

If properly enabled, GP locums can provide effective care for patients and add real value to practices.