The NHS is symbolic of everything that is great about the UK, and is still, despite its flaws, delivering free and effective health care to Britain’s most vulnerable. When it comes to locum agencies, therefore, it is only right that they are reach beyond the norm of recruitment agencies, to deliver a service that satisfies some of the most valued professionals in society: doctors and health care professionals.If you are a doctor or health care professional, then, when choosing a locum agency ,you should look for certain qualities, which will ensure that in the end, you find your right place:
As medical recruitment is a uniquely challenging branch of recruitment, which competition for places particularly stringent, the best locum agencies with have both a wealth of experience meeting the challenges of locum placement, coupled with a specialist knowledge of the sector.
Versatility of Service
Rather than having to adapt to your recruitment agency, your agency should adapt to your particular needs, and should be “a solution that works for you.” This means that you should be able to choose assignments, in regards to location, hours rate of pay etc, everything that you’d expect from a high quality recruitment agency.
Great Working Conditions
In the health care sector, working conditions are especially important, and any deficiency in regards to the working environment does not only affect the quality of your work, but also, more seriously, can affect the quality of patient care. With this in mind, a quality locum agency should only offer locum placements where excellent working conditions can be guaranteed.
Remember: a good locum agency is there to work for you to find you work, and therefore just like any other service, it should endeavour to please there customers, and to offer a certain level of service, including e.g. arrangement of work permits and even help with sponsorship.