"It's the simplest and best way to book locums for me. The responses to confirm bookings are really quick and every locum we have booked through the website we would recommend. We use a clinical system that is not used much in Wales, so its really good to  have locums who have used the same system elsewhere." 
Theresa - Riversdale Surgery, Bridgend.

"Getalocum is an easy to use tool that allows the Practice to see exactly which locum is free and what times they are available at a glance. The booking system is painless and even IT challenged individuals can navigate the site easily. The company itself is reliable, well managed and they always go the extra mile to help. We absolutely recommend them."
Lynwen Francis, - St Johns Surgery, Aberdare.

"Our practice uses uses the website on a regular basis, it is useful because you are able to view the availability and costs of a locum straight away"
Katrina Williams, - Practice Manager.

"We find it an essential part of the day-to-day running of a busy surgery. The site is easy to navigate and very user-friendly. Locums email you immediately confirming the booking and in the (unlikely) event of any problems, they are rectified very quickly."
Jan Moss -  Practice Manager, park lane surgery, Tonyrefail, Porth.

"We have been using the website for some time now and have always found the website very easy to use and this in turn has speeded up the Locum booking process which we all find difficult at times. We also found that the team are very supportive and always happy to help!"
Mr R Srivastava -  Practice Manager, Maerdy Ferndale Medical Group Practice.

"We've found that there is nearly always locum availability on the website, and as such find it an easy place to turn to to find locums.
Graeme Hunter -  Business Manager Glan Rhyd Surgery

 
 
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Who We Are Why Choose Us

Established in 2009, Get a Locum are not a locum agency, but an online resource connecting locums with general practice surgeries.

Both locums and surgeries are discovering that agencies can be expensive and that they can manage their own bookings.  Our online resource allows locums to find jobs online, without having earnings cut by agency fees.  

Surgeries can also register and benefit from the choice of hundreds of locums, again without expensive fees.

 

 

 

Simply because it makes sense for both locums and surgeries.

FOR LOCUMS

 Find suitable jobs online
 No costly agency fees
 Set your own rates
 Automated invoicing 
 No chasing payment


FOR SURGERIES

 Access 100+ locums
 Browse work history
 Save recruitment time
 Get the best candidates
 Register for free 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Booking Locums. 
As an employer, you are solely responsible for checking the validity of any claims made by locum doctors on the website and their suitability for your proposed employment....

Booking Employment. 
Due to our unique system we enable locums to work independently and charge fees are appropriate to the surgery, type of session, timing of session and whether any additional duties are required....
 
 
 

 

 

Practices Booking Locums Locums Booking Employment

Please note that as an employer, you agree that you are solely responsible for checking the validity of any claims made by Locum Doctors on the Web Site and their suitability for your proposed employment.

This includes but is not limited to UK GMC registration, medical indemnity cover, appropriate Performer’s List, Criminal Records Bureau check and Certificate of Completion of Training.

Dragon Locums and GetALocum do not undertake to verify the accuracy of claims made and cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies in the same. Your continued use of the website beyond this point is dependent upon your agreement in this regard.

Due to the unique system of getalocum.com we enable locums to work independently and therefore charge fees that they feel is appropriate to the surgery, type of session, timing of session and whether any additional duties are required.

The search results will show locums who are available for the dates required and they fee of session will be clearly displayed on the "Quote" page.

 

 

 

 

Get A Locum was founded and set up by Doctors Paul Williams and Ryan Trickett to meet the needs of both surgeries and locums alike.  As this site has been created for doctors by doctors, we understand your issues.   This is why you should choose GetaLocum every time!  

    Dr Paul Williams contact me

Paul qualified as a GP in 2009 where he simultaneously launched the dragon-locums website and the concept on on-line locum availability and booking.

He has worked as sessional doctor across South Wales . He also spends a portion of time working in Sports medicine, he works with Cardiff City Football Club, England Netball and Ospreys Rugby. He helped develop the idea of using a website for practices to book online, because it would save so much time for the locum negating the need to continually circulated his CV and answer enquiries about his availability.  It also saves the practice so much time and money, that they would otherwise waste searching for locums or using agencies. 

    Mr Ryan Trickett contact me
Ryan is a surgeon who works in orthopaedics.  He will qualify to be a consultant in the near future. 

Ryan worked with Paul in 2009 developing the idea  of online availability and booking. He helps maintain the website. Ryan spends a lot of time in clinical research working on his MD and publishing articles in clinical journals, which he presents at conferences all over the world.

 
 

 

 

 

 

To view a FAQ answer please click on the FAQ question

How do I book a locum?

Easy, you need to register first, pop your details into the form choose a username and password; make sure your email in correct. The process from there is pretty self explanatory but if you find yourself in difficulties email us and we can guide you through the process.

How do I register a practice?

Click on register the practice on the front page and complete the online form, you will be granted instant access to search locums straight away.

Are there locums available in my area?

You will have to register and search to find this out, there are lots of locums available at any given time, some locums are available to most areas, some are only available to specific areas and this depends on where your practice is located.

What if I search for a given date and cant find any available locums?

This is sometimes the case. Demand sometimes outstrips supply, however if this does happen let us know, there may be some locums who are available to other areas, we can email these locums to enquire if they can make an exception and make themselves available to you surgery to facilities a booking.

How much does a locums cost per session?

That depends on the locum where your practice is located and how long a sessions is. Locums fee's also depend on the distances they have to travel, so you may find considerable variations.

How much does a locum cost for an entire day?

That depends on the locum where your practice is located and how long a sessions is. Locums fee's also depend on the distances they have to travel, so you may find considerable variations.

How much does it cost to book a locum?

The average cost to search a locum and book a locum can range from £3.50 a sessions to £5.50 for a whole day booking on average, if you calculate the time you delegate to searching and booking a locum using traditional routes you'll find this more than pays for itself. If you compare this to fee's charged by locum agencies you'll find they are miniscule in comparison.

What is your agency fee?

To reiterate, we are not a locum agency, we are an online booking tool, we charge a small fee to book a locum and this enables locums to work independently and claim pension contributions. Please refer to out T&C's of use

Are the registered locums available for on call duties?

You will find this out by using the drop down box on the search page. Be sure not to assume that a locum will be available on call to 6.30pm if they are only available to 5pm on the booking page.

How do I know if a locum is coming after I have booked them?

Our unique sytem assumes that is a locums is available on a search, then they are available on that date at the predefined times set by the locum. When you make a booking, both you and locum your are booking will receive a notification email. All the locum needs to do is press the confirm button, you will receive a confirmation email and you will noticed on your account page that the corresponding booking will display a 'confirmed' status.

What do I do if I want to cancel a locum?

You must inform us via email or via the contact page as soon as possible. We encourage practices to avoid doing this where possible; this can cause disruption to a locums work schedule, we strongly discourage the practice of booking a locum "just in case they are needed" only to cancel the session closer to the date, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for the booking due to the administration involved in the cancellation of a session. In line with BMA guidance the locum may reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee which could be a percentage of the original session fee depending of the notice given, number of sessions cancelled and potential loss of earnings.

What if a locum cancels?

Both the locum and the practice should inform us as soon as possible so we do not charge the practice for the booking and so we can do our best to find a replacement. We strongly encourage our registered locums no avoid cancelling sessions. We appreciate that extenuating circumstances sometimes occur and these are unavoidable, but we also stress that locums should keep their availability on the site up to date and accurate, cancelling a session because they have been booked elsewhere is not acceptable, repeated failure to keep their availability up to date results in the locum being prevented from using the website.

What if a want to book a locum again?

We think we provide a great service and should be rewarded for the time and effort. If you have used a particular locum before booking with us then we don't have a problem if you use the site to make future bookings or if you want to book a locum from outside the frame work. However, if a practice has not previously used a particular locum before using the website then we would strongly request that any subsequent bookings take place via the website. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could potentially prevent the locum from getting future bookings elsewhere so please use the website for future bookings.

Can I choose my own terms?

Yes. You can choose the regions and practices you wish to work in, as well as the fees for your booked sessions.

How long does registration take?

Once you register, you will be available for bookings immediately, subject to your availability.

How do I know if they can use our computer system?

When searching for an available locum, the quote screen will show you the list of computer systems they can use.

Who do I pay?

After a session has been completed, the locum will invoice you directly, to do this they can either use our in built invoicing system with pension forms or they can invoice you via other means giving you the details of payment. The website will invoice you a separate booking fee in due course.

Do the registered locums charge travelling expenses?

Do the registered locums charge travelling expenses? Locums are able to alter fees to different areas, if they are willing to travel further away from their home then they can alter their fee's to take this extra distance and time into account, so the fee you see at the quote page is the fee should be invoiced.*

*this is the case if the exact sessions and times are adhered to, if locums are required to work for longer or to carry out extra duties that were not originally booked the doctor can alter their invoice to account for this change

How do the quotes work?

Due to the unique system of getalocum.com we enable locums to work independently and therefore charge fees that they feel is appropriate to the surgery, type of session, timing of session and whether any additional duties are required.

The search results will show locums who are available for the dates required and they fee of session will be clearly displayed on the "Quote" page.  Click here to see our rates.

 

 
 

 

We are an online resource and therefore do not routinely offer telephone support.  
The easiest way to contact us is via email and we will usually respond within the hour.  

Alternatively complete the online enquiry form opposite.
 
Please contact us at info@getalocum.com.
 
In an emergency, please contact us on 07974 195 213

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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