Becoming A Locum GP

Posted on 17/07/2019 Under GP Locums 0 Comments

Is locum work for you?


Now you’re a qualified GP what direction do you want your career to take? GP’s take on locum work for a wide variety of reasons. Locuming can be a good way to try out different types of working environments before committing to a salaried or partnership post. Sometimes locum work is actively chosen as part of a portfolio career where a GP takes on a number of different types of job and or work around family commitments. For other GP’s, locum work is taken on as an interim measure while actively looking for longer-term positions.

The unique characteristics of working freelance as a locum and using a GP Locum service such as Trust Locums both present a range of benefits.

Some advantages of becoming a locum GP

  • High degree of autonomy over working hours and place of work
  • You can choose to take breaks from working to travel or pursue other projects
  • You do not have the managerial concerns that partners have
  • You may find it easier to move and live than it would be as a partner
  • The flexibility to fit work within your lifestyle

Some advantages of using Trust Locums:

  • Paid within the same week that you work
  • Don’t have to do your own invoicing or chase for payment
  • Access to a huge variety of GP Locum work; from daytime surgeries to Walk-In Centres and Out of Hours
  • A dedicated single contact to look after your individual needs
  • Over 15 years of experience in the GP Locum market

If you need help and advice on this subject, contact Trust Locums on 0800 880 72 71 or email

Source Locum GP handbook BM