Pre-reg & Covid-19

COVID-19 Impact – Adapting your availability to the locum work on offer

COVID-19 is still having a noticeable impact on how we all work. As we continue to navigate the challenges the pandemic is putting in our way, we want to give you an overview of the type of vacancies available right now.

The available vacancies

  • Days of the week available: Unsurprisingly, we are seeing that the lion’s share of the vacancies placed with us are Saturday shifts. This isn’t unusual, it’s a common day contracted off by employed pharmacists. We know a lot of our locums work weekdays only. If this is out of choice rather than necessity, we would encourage you to reconsider. Opening up your diary for Saturday shifts could replace a weekday shift you may not get during this time.
  • Notice period of the work available: We are still getting a variety of short notice and advanced vacancies. The surest way to be offered as many suitable shifts as possible is to be available for both short and advanced notice work. Using your online diary, mark yourself as available as far ahead as you can safely commit to. As always, make sure you only provide dates you’re definitely free for.

Other useful information

We hope you can use this information to manage your availability to your greatest advantage.

As always, please get in touch with any queries or concerns, we’re always happy to help.