7 Top tips to get Locum GP work

7 Top tips to get Locum GP work

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Locum GPs are in demand, with Locum GP working across a range of excellent primary care providers currently available. As a leading medical recruitment agency, at Eligo Medical we build long-term relationships with our Locum GPs to help place them in temporary and contract sessions.

Here are our top tips to ensure you make the most of these Locum GP work opportunities and secure the bookings you want whether you are just starting out as a Locum GP or an experienced medical contract worker.


1) Get Your Professional profile Up to Scratch

Keep your CV, career documents, and personal and Locum GP work profiles up-to-date and professional.

Bad presentation, unexplained gaps, missing qualifications or accreditations may result in you not being considered for work.



2) Think; What GP Locum Work Do You Want?

Be clear about what Locum GP work you can do and what Locum GP work you want to do.

Ensure you are experienced in the systems (e.g. EMIS Web, EMIS LV, or System One) of the surgeries you choose to work at.


3) Get Together Your GP Professional Documentation

Hold all your professional documents (including Certifications, GMC/NMC, MDU, Performers List registration, and References) in both hard copy and electronic format for future reference.

A leading medical agency should aid you in your creation and updating of accreditation so you are ready to start Locum GP work at any surgery.

At Eligo Medical we will create a personal Locum Work Accreditation Pack for you so you are ready to start Locum GP work at any of our surgeries, but for us to create this you will need all your professional documents. 


4) Get Organised

It is important to manage your diary carefully and diarise all your Locum GP work sessions as soon as they are agreed.

Letting us know of any issues with your Locum GP work booking or any problems you have ASAP, we’ll be able to help sort it out, and further secure you more Locum GP work.


5) Prepare for your session

Allow plenty of time to get to your session and take the surgery number to call in case of any problems.

Make a note of who you should report to on arrival and make sure they are informed when you arrive.

It is always advisable to carry a basic set of equipment when attending a new surgery or Locum job too.


6) Build a relationship

You are more likely to get a good reputation and repeat bookings if you make an effort to build a good rapport with the people you work with.

Your first booking may only be for 4 hours but a good first impression can be the beginning of a long relationship and more GP Locum work, a bad first impression can be the end.


7) Help us help you!

One of the benefits of working with a leading medical recruitment agency such as Eligo Medical is that we offer a weekly payroll service.

The only way you can get paid on time however is to submit your signed timesheet on time and to keep your bank details up to date.

We hope these tips help you on your way to securing plenty of locum work.


For an introduction offer to Eligo Medical, please see below.


For all new Doctors and Nurses who fully register with us this month, we are offering;


*One extra hour on your first Locum GP job timesheet*


If you would like to see a list of our current vacancies for GP Locum Work and Nurse Locum Work click here. If you have any further questions, we’re happy to talk, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Eligo Medical are leading specialist in providing Locum work for GPs and Nurses, if you’re looking for experts to help fill your Locum vacancies, please get in touch to discuss how we could help.