Record-breaking LocumDeck bookings again for April

7th May 2021 by NASGP

Record-breaking LocumDeck bookings again for April

GP locum bookings broke records again last month, with bookings on LocumDeck up 15% compared with March.

Bookings for March were LocumDeck’s biggest month ever, but April has bested them.

April is the fifth month in a row that saw record growth. Bookings grew by an average of over 25% month on month in December 2020, January, February, March and April 2021.

Now practice managers are currently booking GP locums as far ahead as October.

Demand for locums reflects demand across general practice as reported in the medical press.

Pulse reported last week that GPs consulted a record-breaking number of patients last month.

And GP Online reported that demand was up by a fifth.

Sign up to a free NASGP trial for weekly updates on this story, and other news that affects your work as a GP locum.

"The NASGP and the GP locum chambers that I'm in have provided invaluable assistance both before and through Covid-19 to me as a full-time GP locum. All aspects of locum work have been made easier as a result of membership and the chamber's support structure - from accessing work, to ensuring invoicing and documentation is all sorted, and access to other locums as peer support. Having a chamber manager means I feel more secure and can devote more of my energy on my clinical work."

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith

See the full list of features within our NASGP membership plans