Are you thinking of working as a locum GP?
Whether you’re a salaried GP looking for a change, or perhaps you’re a newly qualified GP looking for a starting point into your new career, working as a locum GP might be for you!
In this blog, we’ll explore some of the main advantages to locum GP work, and the best ways to explore and find the right shifts for you.
If you love being a GP but want more flexibility, being a locum GP could be for you. Locum work can offer a better work/life balance as it is easier to take time off for trips, school holidays or to pursue interests outside work.
How much you earn can vary of course, but you can balance that out by sometimes working more days a week/month than at other times. You also have more freedom to explore and choose the practices you prefer to work in over feeling you need to work somewhere you may not enjoy as much.
Self-employment and income
Being a locum GP means you are able to take advantage of a number of various payment options, offering you the flexibility and ability to maximise you take home pay. At ID Medical, our Recruitment Consultants will guide you through this process, to ensure you are able to benefit from the most beneficial options available.
A fresh perspective
Working in different environments, without the need to get too attached to any one place or become involved in the internal structure, can give you fresh perspective on how things work. You get to see a wide range of patients, try out different places and environments (including how different practices are run) before deciding if you would like to commit to a long-term, fixed position or partnership.
How to work as a locum GP
If you want to work as a locum GP, one of the easiest ways to find work, get the best rates of pay and get paid on time, is through an agency. At ID Medical, we’ll advise you on any relevant papers required (such as identity, qualification, indemnity and occupational health documents) and find out what you want to gain from working as a locum GP.
We’ll then guide you through the roles and shifts available, giving you instant access to the best shifts, including responding to your requests for the shifts you want and the best rates of pay via our WhatsApp service. You’ll also have your own, dedicated Recruitment Consultant, or, if they’re not available at a certain time, a member of our ‘out of hours’ team who will be happy to assist. We’re here to talk too, which means we’re just a phone call or email away.
Want to find out more? Get in touch today and one of our team can answer any questions you may have and get your role as a locum GP started!