Managing locums

Advice and useful checklists to make sure your practice has systems in place for managing locums. Click here for the latest locum rates.

Managing locums

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.

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.

Locum Rates 2018: locums booked via locum agencies

Locum Rates 2018: locums booked via locum agencies

The latest locum rates by area in the UK from a Medeconomics survey conducted in June/July 2018.

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.


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