Locum Pharmacist Testimonials & Reviews
At Pharmaseekers, we pride ourselves on providing the level of support a community pharmacy needs, which we’re proud to say, has built relationships with some very happy customers. Please take a look at some of our testimonials below.
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Testimonials From Pharmacies Using Us!
"I have been with Pharmaseekers for 9 years now as a locum and pharmacy owner seeking locums and I think it's a very well run company. The staff understand my needs and achieve a fair balance between what a locum and employer wants. As a locum they try to accommodate my requirements as much as possible. The website is easy to use and great for keeping track of bookings and accepting new work. I do, and will continue to, use Pharmaseekers and recommend them to others."
Sean Chu (Siang Kwok Chu)Locum Pharmacist
“After being continuously let down by another locum agency, I decided to try Pharmaseekers after being highly recommended by locums and fellow pharmacy managers. I can agree they provide a fantastic service! The on-line diary is straightforward to use, you can add, amend and view bookings in seconds. I have used Pharmaseekers to arrange cover across four shops it’s been organised that same day! The locums have all been friendly, keen, efficient and a pleasure to have. Thank you Pharmaseekers for faultless service!”
Laura CharmanNorth Meols Pharmacy
“The Pharmaseekers team are friendly, reliable and very professional. They provide an exceptional service which includes invaluable out of hours assistance. Any concerns that I had before using them were completely erased once I’d spoken to the staff and experienced the straight forward online booking system. I would highly recommend them!.”
"We have been working with the girls at Pharmaseekers on a regular basis for the past seven years and find them to provide an excellent, reliable service. They have been extremely helpful and professional recently in ensuring we only have locum pharmacists covering our pharmacies with all the latest declarations of competence to meet new NHS criteria. The website is very user friendly, and we can literally see our bookings being covered within minutes of loading them on. The girls have never let us down, nothing is ever too much trouble, even out of hours, they are absolutely fantastic and we look forward to working together for many more years to come. We would recommend Pharmaseekers to any Pharmacy looking for locum cover and even locums looking for work!"
James SawyerArea Manager at Whittle Pharmacies
Mark CollinsBarker House Pharmacy
"I have been the owner of one pharmacy in Liverpool for the past nine years. When I needed locums I used to call a locum agency to see if they could arrange a locum for me. This involved a number of phone calls, some during my busy periods, with the standard of locum provided invariably poor and with no follow up from the locum agency. A year or so ago I switched to using Pharmaseekers. With Pharmaseekers I simply upload my vacancies on to their website when I am not busy. When I have another quiet period later in the day I log back into the system to see that my vacancies have been covered and I just have to do a final confirm I love this system because I can book or confirm locums at my convenience using my PC or IPAD. Pharmaseekers check with me after a locum has worked for me to see that they have been OK. If I have had any issues they will not book the locum again. If the locum was good I ask Pharmaseekers to make them a preferred locum when I add any vacancies in future In summary, a good standard of locums are provided which are booked in a convenient and simple way, with good back office support. I do not book locums any other way."
Stephen Rew M.R.PharmSDirector at Gateacre Chemists Ltd.
Testimonials From Locums Using Us!
Adrian, Locum Pharmacist:
"When I first started locuming, I was suffering from a lack of confidence in my skills and abilities, but the support I got from Rebecca and her team really helped me realise that I’m a good pharmacist I find using the website to check my bookings and to update my availability really simple and straightforward. It saves me having to be “one of those locums” always on the phone! The reminders that the team send about bookings, and the help they give with keeping up to date on services are really invaluable I would definitely recommend Pharmaseekers to any pharmacist who is considering becoming a locum. They help you set boundaries on what you can handle, which helps you always to get good feedback on the services you provide to pharmacies."
Cathryn BrownLocum Pharmacist
"Since I signed up to locum work, Pharmaseekers have taken the worry, anxiety and apprehension off my shoulders. Their ability to match your availability to work available makes a big difference compared to other agencies. They literally do all the ground work, all you have to do is turn up at the designated pharmacy branch for work. They will always endeavour to do the best to suit your needs and when they say: ‘We will take good care of you’, they mean what they say You guys are the best!"
Joshua Bwalya ChunguLocum Pharmacist
"I worked for many years as a Pharmacist in a health centre environment and about six years ago decided I would become a locum. At first I booked most of my work myself and used Pharmaseekers as a backup, Over a period of time it became clear to me that I was dealing with a very professional agency who provided me with good quality bookings About three years ago I got to the stage where Pharmaseekers completely managed my diary and I now open up available dates on my online diary on the website. This has taken a lot of stress out out of making bookings and I am always happy in the knowledge that if I do have issues the girls in the office will sort them out for me."
Keith SpraggLocum Pharmacist
"My experience with Pharmaseekers has been a resoundingly good one. They've been consistent with getting me jobs and always willing to go above and beyond to make sure I get the best I can from any jobs I work. At first I was obviously worried about whether or not there would be many locum dispenser jobs but Pharmaseekers have been surprisingly good at getting me work, better than expected and I'm glad I'm signed on with them."
Henry BaldyLocum Dispenser
"Since working for Pharmaseekers I have been in regular employment as a full time locum pharmacist, they have helped me to register with the large multiple and independent pharmacy businesses. Without this help I imagine it would have taken me a long time to make these connections as a lone pharmacist wanting to branch out into full time community pharmacy locuming. I have always found the Pharmaseekers team to be helpful, friendly and courteous. Their I.T., text message and online diary service to manage bookings is user friendly and easily operated from a mobile phone (which is great for me as I use mobile applications for everything), and has very practical attributes such as being able to register shifts that you have been paid for. The team at Pharmaseekers are also experienced with the C.P.P.E website and have guided me to worthwhile training packages so I can become accredited to deliver extra services within community pharmacy, such as Emergency Contraception on a Patient Group Direction, this is of great benefit as certain services are essential for pharmacies and the more services the individual pharmacist can provide the greater the attraction for employers. In summary I would recommend Pharmaseekers to any Pharmacist wanting to work in a locum role within community pharmacy."
"I have worked with Pharmaseekers on 2 separate occasions, from 2002 to 2005 and after a 10 year break in Ireland from April 2016 although I was in contact with them from Aug 2014.
When I looked at returning I was a little daunted by all the form filling and the level of details they looked for before I could sign up but after a few emails all my concerns were waylaid. Not only did they explain how their system meant their clients trusted you even as a new locum helping you get those all important starting jobs but they offered me pages and pages of advice and links to help me get re-registered in the UK and UK locum ready. The online diary and website are incredibly useful and flexible and even allow for split shifts. They are very easy to use but any problems you have are rapidly resolved after an email or phone call to them. If you keep your details and preferences up to date they are fantastic about matching you to desired roles and will often send emails about possible ideas outside your usual comfort zone but that they are certain you will be intrigued by.
I would wholeheartedly recommend them to locums and pharmacies alike, their professionalism and duty of care to both is exemplary in the field they really feel like they are looking after your needs as well as the pharmacies side. I have already used their "recommend a pharmacist" button on the website several times after discussing them with pharmacists looking to start being a locum."
Paul InnocentLocum Pharmacist
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