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Locum work in Anaesthesia

Created: 13/5/2015
Updated: 15/5/2015

Why choose locum work?

There are many reasons why you may choose to work as a locum anaesthetist. Locum work gives you the opportunity to explore career options and new locations, or gain additional experience in a particular sub-specialty - all while still earning money. It can provide temporary employment while you are waiting to start your next permanent job, enable you to work part-time or sometimes it’s simply an opportunity to earn some extra money at the weekends or during your annual leave (perhaps for that new house extension, school fees or a once-in-a-lifetime holiday).

 What are the advantages of locum work?

Earn more money: locums earn higher rates of pay due to the ad-hoc nature of the work (and lack of holiday and sick pay).

Lots of opportunities: demand for locums is high to help cover sickness, maternity leave and holidays as well as providing extra support at peak times, i.e. increased winter pressures. There is always a variety of locum shifts available for you to choose from (from weekend cover to 6 month fixed term positions).

Flexible working:  You get to choose when and where you want to work. If you want to take time off for a holiday or to study, you can find locum jobs to fit round this.

Gain experience: Enhance your clinical knowledge and professional experience by taking best practice from different places.

Variety of work: You workload will vary across different departments, different hospitals and different sub-specialties.

Call 01590 675 111 or click here to contact one of the team at Anaesthetists Agency 

Find your next job with Anaesthetists Agency – supporting anaesthetists to find work for over 20 years

Anaesthetists Agency is the only recruitment agency solely dedicated to finding anaesthetists locum and permanent work in the UK. Benefit from:

  • an experienced recruitment team in your field to support you
  • attractive rates of pay
  • support with training and revalidation
  • access to fantastic locum opportunities nationwide.
  • first pick of the best jobs - priority NHS locum contacts


Plus earn up to £400 towards CPD costs or your annual appraisal arranged and paid for with our CPD loyalty bonus scheme.

  I have only been working with the Anaesthetists Agency for the past 3 months but I found the recruitment process went very smoothly with the appropriate paperwork completed in an efficient manner. Once I became compliant; sufficient and appropriate work for my grade was offered and dealt with smoothly with helpful responses to emails. 

Dr O.J.S

Useful reading

How to get work in the UK

Making the shortlist

StR Interview Questions

Consultant Interview Questions

Call 01590 675 111 or click here to contact one of the team at Anaesthetists Agency 

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