GP locums – achieve a good work-life balance

14th May 2013 by Judith Harvey

GP locums – achieve a good work-life balance

All too often, being a GP locum is not about working when and where you want, says Dr Judith Harvey.

Build time into your schedule to spend quality time with your family – there is no point working full-out to retirement and then regretting missing your children’s defining moments

Surely being a GP locum is all about doing a few weeks’ work, charging megabucks to do surgeries and then zooming off as an expedition doctor, watching wildlife in Africa while treating the odd case of sunburn. In your dreams.

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"We have used LocumDeck for a number of months now and find it really useful when booking locums. You can see the availability of GPs, their documents are all loaded on the site and you can book instantly – it takes minutes to do. There are also no expensive locum agency fees to pay – just the GP’s actual payment. It's quick and hassle-free."

Lesley Munro-Faure, Managing Partner, Unity Health, Buckinghamshire

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