GP locum chambers is a collaborative model; rather than independent locums competing against each other, locums in chambers work together as a co-operative.
- All locums perform all their work through their chambers, so GP capacity is never an unknown.
- Chambers can 'buffer' their GPs, allocating them to a practice at a time when need is most apparent e.g. Christmas and Easter.
- GP locums naturally avoid working in difficult practices; the chambers infrastructure, and close-working and support from local CCGs and GP federations, can enable chambers locums to much better support failing practices.