Locum Interviews

The Big Interview
  • "It’s a Lifestyle choice for me which enables me to go travelling"

    Published on 21 April 2017

    Sarah Piercey is a Locum Occupational Therapist (OT) currently on a contract with a local authority social services department in North London. Sarah is from Perth in Western Australia and found that locuming enabled her to travel around the UK since moving here three years ago.

  • What will happen to vulnerable children if we lose the locum workforce?

    What will happen to vulnerable children if we lose the locum workforce?

    Published on 10 April 2017

    Locum social workers should not feel forced to ‘go permanent or leave’ organisations – and potentially the profession, a senior locum social worker has warned.

  • “It took me 40 years to get here, but I love going to work!”

    “It took me 40 years to get here, but I love going to work!”

    Published on 17 February 2017

    Picture this. You are a permanent occupational therapist in a local authority and you decide it’s time to go locum. You’ve made your decision and so you hand your notice in. You have your leaving party, all your colleagues get you cards and presents and you say your goodbyes. Monday rolls round and it’s time to start your new locum position. Only it’s in the same authority as your permanent job was, on the same floor – in fact just 30 feet from your old team that you said goodbye to on Friday.

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