Livin’ La Vida Locum – Installment 2.0 : Australia V UK

March 2015

Working in the UK has blown my professional and personal mind. It has been wonderful seeing how different systems and practices operate. I feel the need to show you a summary of some of the main employment based differences I’ve found between working in Australia versus working in the UK:

My thoughts on life as a Locum Hospital Pharmacy Technician

March 2015

I decided to write this blog on my current daily work role to give you some insight, being a locum it varies. Usually pharmacies are inundated with phone calls so someone at my current placement is on a rota to answer the phone.. Most staff know this call is usually ‘Where is my prescription??’ ‘When is it ready??’

Livin’ La Vida Locum : Moving to the UK from Australia

February 2015

Read our locum Speech & Language Therapist, Gen Howard's experience on moving to the UK from Australia to work as a locum. Decision 1: To move or not to move… The decision to move to London was one that seemed natural and yet unplanned all at once. My Aussie speechie elders had passed down the stories of their journeys to London and something about it seemed so exciting and surreal. In 2012 I unfortunately became unwell and spent a few months off work and over this time I thought a lot about what I wanted to gain from life – did I want to stay in Queensland covered in sunscreen...

Moving to the UK doesn't have to be daunting.

December 2014

Moving to the UK and furthering my career as a radiographer overseas is something I’ve always wanted to do. At first it seemed like a daunting process. I heard that there was a lot of paperwork involved in the application and was concerned I didn't have enough experience having only finished university a couple of years ago. However once I got in contact with RIG Healthcare...

5 tips to help you on your first days as a Locum...

September 2014

Congratulations, you’ve landed the job, you’re excited, eager to start but are you worried that your superintendent and new work colleagues will be judging you almost as soon as you walk in the department? We all do it, we judge even though we know that we shouldn’t go on first impressions. That’s why you need to create a good impression starting on day 1. The hospital has taken you on; they need you, the locum hospital worker to deliver. Here are 5 tips to set you in the right direction...


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