Benefits For Locums

TotalLocum is a leading locum pharmacy agency dealing with the recruitment of locum pharmacists for locum pharmacy work and permanent pharmacy jobs in community pharmacy across the UK.

TotalLocum covers england, scotland and wales and our pharmacy clients include Superdrug pharmacy, Tesco pharmacy, Well pharmacy, Rowlands pharmacy, Day Lewis pharmacy, Lloyds pharmacy, Asda pharmacy, Morrisons pharmacy, Boots pharmacy and many independents.

TotalLocum considers that in return for locums providing a professional pharmacy service to our clients we should always provide a comprehensive agency service to assist and support our locum pharmacists. This is why we are a leading locum pharmacy recruitment agency for locum pharmacists.

From this moment onwards you will always demand the TotalLocum approach. You need it, you deserve it and we are the only locum agency who can provide it.

When you join the TotalLocum team you will be entitled to the following services*:

Guide to Locuming:

This free information pack is designed primarily for those new to locuming. It contains general information on all aspects of locuming covering topics such as:

  • Expectations of a locum pharmacist
  • Helpful hints for locums
  • Where to turn for assistance
  • Implications of self-employment for locum pharmacists
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Sickness insurance etc

Pharmacy Computer & Company Guides:

These packs will comprehensively guide you through the various pharmacy company systems including;

  • How to operate the pharmacy computer
  • Ordering procedures for pharmacies
  • Pharmacy operating procedures
  • Claiming professional fees from pharmacies

Sources of assistance

Additionally, you will be provided with store specific information including;

  • Hours of work
  • Address, telephone number and map of location of pharmacies
  • Details on parking
  • Staffing levels and business intensity
  • Professional services offered by pharmacy


Contains information updates on:

  • Locuming
  • Developments in pharmacy
  • Law and ethics issues
  • Clinical issues
  • Taxation developments
  • Important dates

TotalLocum Accountancy Services

Locum pharmacists will be supported with monthly accounting sheets to record any income and expenditure. This is laid-out to complement the Inland Revenue self-assessment sheets thus making the yearly tax return a simple process. Locum pharmacists will also receive information on forms to complete to register for self-employment and for National Insurance contributions, expenses you can claim to reduce your tax liability and important tax dates.

TotalLocum Recruitment Services

We have information regarding permanent pharmacy jobs throughout the country. We provide a confidential service that allows you access to information on pharmacy jobs in your chosen area so you can decide if the time is right to move without committing yourself. We will also be able to negotiate on your behalf regarding permanent pharmacy vacancies ensuring you get the best deal.

TotalLocum's use of technology to augment and streamline our operating procedures, co-ordinating the availability of locum pharmacists with the needs of the pharmacies, means we have the time and resources available to ensure we provide the total package of support. Of course for those not on the web we still operate the traditional phone based booking system that has served us well for many years while still making use of the database to quickly search for suitable jobs and locums.

The online E-Diary contains details of all the locum pharmacists work preferences including how much they will work for, whom they will work for, where they will work and obviously, when they want to work. This is then automatically compared against the similar requirements of the pharmacies within seconds of the details being added so the locum pharmacist knows they are getting the job they want and the pharmacy gets the locum they need. The locum pharmacist is alerted via email, text messaging (so they do not have to log onto your E-Diary all the time) and by an alteration to the E-Diary and once both parties have accepted, the booking becomes confirmed, which automatically updates the E-diary. Locums can instantly accept work by replying to the email or the text message.

All of this is managed by the LocumDiary system making it so simple and ensuring mistakes and double bookings are a thing of the past. No longer can there be any disputes over the details of bookings as everyone has the agreed day of work, hours, rate of pay etc.

You know that TotalLocum has acted upon your request immediately - no more waiting around for the agency to get back to you. 24hours a day, 7 days a week we are working for you. Locum pharmacists can rest assured that they are not being sent miles from home when more suitable work is available locally. You stay in control at all times

All you do is keep your personal E-Diary up to date with availability and preferences. You can change your preferences for a particular week or day and view all your bookings on one simple system. You stay in control at all times.

TotalLocum will provide access to unique services for the locum pharmacist* that will make agency work easier and more rewarding benefiting both the locum and pharmacy including:

  • Information on the pharmacy including directions, computer guides, and business level and support staff.
  • Access to monthly accounting spreadsheets to vastly simplify completion of the yearly Tax Return including help sheets to inform them of the tax benefits available as a locum pharmacist.
  • Information regarding permanent jobs throughout the country.

TotalLocum has contacted all the major pharmacy chains to secure a maximum of work for our locum pharmacists. There is a wide variety of locum pharmacy work available, from emergency bookings to dates far into the future.

* subject to terms and conditions.

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