Advice and Guides for locums
Published on 17 October 2016
For those of you starting a career as a locum social worker, becoming self-employed might be the first time that you have had to file a self-assessment form and pay tax directly to HMRC. Filling out a tax return can be time consuming and does require careful consideration - with a bit of planning, and a good sense of personal finance, it can be a relatively simple and even painless experience.
Published on 18 January 2016
Any qualified professional can go locum if they want to, but there are some key characteristics that often make people more suitable to locum working. Often it is a personal choice and down to the individual and their circumstances.
Published on 10 November 2015
Fantastic rates of pay
Locum Psychological Therapists and Mental Health Professionals earn higher rates of pay than permanent members of staff. In fact, in some places, locums will earn almost double the hourly rate of permanent members of staff. This is for a number of reasons. Locum workers tend to work on shorter contracts with a shorter notice period on both the employer and employees side and the higher rates of pay reflect this. Locums are usually not entitled to holiday or sick pay and do not get benefits such as maternity leave or pensions. It is important to take those factors into consideration when making a decision about locum working but taking all that into consideration, locums usually end up with significantly higher pay rates than their permanent counterparts for doing the same role.
Published on 06 November 2015
Any qualified and registered Occupational Therapist can go locum if they want to, but there are some key characteristics that often make people more suitable to locum working. Often it is a personal choice and down to the individual and their circumstances.
Published on 04 November 2015
Mental health and psychological therapies is a huge area of healthcare that focuses on the mental health of patients.