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Locum GP

GP Locums work on a freelance basis and are often employed to cover back-fill, leave or sickness. Working as a locum provides a good opportunity to try working in variety of settings, seeing a range of patients and experience different ways of running a practice. It provides a good opportunity to get to know a local area. If work-life balance is important, being a locum puts you in control of how much, where and when you work.

GPs generally work freelance in three different ways:

  • As independent freelance locum
  • As part of a freelance GP chambers
  • Employed through an agency

Locum rates of pay can vary depending on which route you take.


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