How To Become A Locum Doctor In The UK - Mylocum


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What Is A Locum Doctor And What Are The Benefits?


Working as a locum doctor in the UK is an excellent alternative to a permanent position in a general practise or hospital. As a result, the duties and responsibilities would most likely be the same. There are plenty of differences between being a locum doctor and a permanent doctor.


Usually, locum doctors will take advantage of the opportunity they have to work as part-time. To be able to schedule their own shifts accordingly. Broadly speaking, locums are normal doctors who have more flexibility over their working hours and salary. 


Apart from flexibility and increased income, working as a locum doctor has other benefits. For example, an improved work-life balance, and building up a larger professional network. That’s why many doctors choose to do both. Choosing a locum job as a source of earning some extra money on the weekends, for instance. This is a really convenient and profitable way to increase your income.  It is undoubtedly a must-consider opportunity for doctors seeking a change! 



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This is the General Medicine – Oncology (Consultant) in West Midlands, Worcestershire.


How To Find Work In The UK?

Every year, the NHS spends billions of pounds on agency workers. The amount of money spent on agency workers grows year after year. This means that more doctors are leaving their full-time jobs and considering the benefits of working as a locum.


An agency is the quickest and easiest way to find a job as a locum doctor in the UK. One of the many benefits of working for a healthcare recruitment agency. The ability to schedule your work hours around your schedule and personal life.


Agencies like Mylocum provide a personal service by which each nurse is allocated. One consultant that will provide a 1-to-1 consultancy and full attention. Working closely with your consultants and developing a long-lasting relationship makes it much easier for the consultant. To understand your individual needs and to find the right shifts that match your preferences.


With 15 years of experience, Mylocum is an NHS Network-approved agency. With an impressive database, we specialise in permanent and temporary medical recruitment. Our mission is to assist medical companies in making their recruitment process as efficient and cost-effective as possible. While providing the best bespoke staffing solution to meet the individual needs of each of our clients and candidates. The procedures are designed to be as simple as possible. We want to make nurses’ and doctors’ lives easier.

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This is the General Medicine – Amputee Neurorehabilitation (SHO) in South West, London.


Checklist – Requirements Of Being A Locum Doctor?

As a locum doctor, you must be fully qualified as a doctor. Just as you would in a permanent full-time position. You need to have complete registration with the GMC (General Medical Council), and be registered as a GP or practitioner. What can really work in your favor is having many credentials and of course enough experience. In this way, you have a competitive advantage and a chance to be spotted through numerous applications. 


When you start your registration procedure with an agency you will need to provide documents to prove you are compliant. You can check the required documents on our website: or you can directly contact a member of our compliance team.


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If yes, you can go visit our website and you can go to the CV-Library to find more job opportunities for locum doctors.