Name of the agency?Do you think the agency does it's best to get you the highest rate?The agency always professional and courteous?Would you recommend this agency to other locums?How would you rate this agency?Agency Review
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes5
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes4Good agency. My rates have gone up compared to last year due to better negotiation.
Alternate LocumsNot sureYesMaybe3
Alternate LocumsNoYesNo1
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes4
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes6
Alternate LocumsNoYesNo1
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes9
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes8
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes4
Alternate LocumsNot sureNoYes4
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes4Shirley is the coordinator of the agency and she is really nice and always trying to achieve the rate you want!
Alternate LocumsNoYesYes4Shirley is very pleasant however she doesnt go higher than 30 not even for emergencies. Clearly doesnt consult the client with negotiating offers. Get a generic no sorry response, kinda polite I guess. But lovely lady.
Alternate LocumsNoNoYes4
Alternate LocumsNoYesNo1
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes5
Alternate LocumsNoYesYes4Good agency overall. However I have realised during Covid she has her favourites and doesn’t post many shifts these days.
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes9Very professional.
Alternate LocumsNoYesYes9Professional
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes10
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes8
Alternate LocumsNoYesYes9Shirley is lovely but doesn't always get the high rates. She doesnt seem to want to go over £30 fm
Alternate LocumsNoYesYes9Good agency overall.
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes10
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes9
Alternate LocumsYesYesYes8Good
Browns LocumlinkNoYesNo5
Browns LocumlinkNot sureYesYes8
Capital locumsNot sureYesYes8I have a positive experience with them.
Clarity LocumsNot sureNoMaybe6
Clarity LocumsNot sureNoNo1Less than a days notice on the cancellation of the block booking, no support at all. Agency said they could not offer alternate work at my rate as it was way above market value,
Clarity LocumsNot sureNoNo1Less than a days notice on the cancellation of the block booking, no support at all. Agency said they could not offer alternate work at my rate as it was way above market value,
Coast LocumYesYesYes9
Coast LocumNoYesYes8
Coast LocumNoYesYes6
Coast LocumNoYesYes8
Expert LocumsYesNoMaybe6All communication done through text, not very professional but gets the job done
Expert LocumsNot sureYesMaybe5
Expert LocumsNoYesNo3
Expert LocumsYesYesYes8
Expert LocumsYesYesMaybe8
Expert LocumsYesYesYes8
Expert LocumsNoNoNo1
Expert LocumsYesYesYes8
Expert LocumsYesYesYes8
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe6
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe6Ok agency, poor rates
Locate A LocumNoYesNo5Poor rates
Locate A LocumYesYesYes9
Locate A LocumNot sureYesMaybe7
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes8
Locate A LocumYesYesYes8
Locate A LocumYesYesYes10
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes7Good
Locate A LocumNoYesNo6
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes8Good
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe6
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe6
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe5Locate a locum has only helped me to get one shift. They are not always available and sometimes can take hours in replying. Their rates are low but there are one or two staff who do help to push the rate higher for you. There are also many shifts which have already been taken still being advertised. I won't be using locate a locum again personally because I feel it's better to go direct and get higher rates that way.
Locate A LocumNot sureYesMaybe7I personally don't think they help in achieving high rates. When you negotiate on the app you cannot go beyond certain amount
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe5
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes9
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe5
Locate A LocumNoNoNo3They offer you the lowest rates and then only put up the negotiate option which is capped a few days before the shift.
Locate A LocumNoNoNo3never answer emails.
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes8
Locate A LocumYesYesYes6
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe3
Locate A Locum
Locate A LocumNoNoMaybe5
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes7Good
Locate A LocumNoYesNo4
Locate A LocumNoYesYes9Should increase superdrug rates
Locate A LocumNot sureYesYes7
Locate A LocumNoYesNo4Really bad rates all year long
Locate A LocumNoYesMaybe3Don't reply to online chat service half the time, keep shifts posted that have already been taken, always display low rates
Locum DayNoNoNo6
Locum PointNot sureYesYes6Kelly from locum point is usually very nice and professional via email. No complaints
Locum PrimeYesYesYes7Gokul, is very pleasant. Tries to negotiate best rate possible. Would recommend for future bookings.
LocumbayNoYesMaybe3First shift with agency, hadn't worked in 3months.
LocumbellNot sureYesYes7
LocumBellNoYesMaybe6
LocumBellNot sureYesYes7It can be hit or miss with this agency, the app does allow for negotiations however it now specifies a range as opposed to before. Many multiples do not look at the negotiation via the app very often and you can be left on pending for a while. Can be useful for boots shifts in certain regions if you do not have the PDP contact. Overall not bad but the app isn't the most stable and the negotiation notes are saved via the app when entered such as paid lunch/fm
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6
LocumbellNot sureYesYes7
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6Works for their client not the locum!
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe7
LocumbellNoYesNo6
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6Okish
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6NA
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe8
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe8
LocumbellNoYesMaybe5NA
LocumbellNoYesMaybe5Typical agency in looking after client not locum!
LocumbellYesYesYes8
LocumbellNoYesYes6
LocumbellNoYesYes6
LocumbellNoNoNo4Had to chase up my payments which were 2-4 weeks overdue. When I chased these payments up got a generic email to say the company apologises I've been missed. Had to request for a period when to expect the payment and chase it up again after the period was missed. Not the best I think
LocumbellNoYesMaybe3Not the best platform to use to get decent rates, on the odd occasion they meet your rate
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe8
LocumbellNoYesNo4Don't tend to get many shifts via this agency, wouldn't really recommend as I don't get the rate I want for my time and services.
LocumbellNot sureYesYes7
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe7
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe6Not been with them long enough to comment
LocumbellNoYesMaybe5
LocumbellNoYesNo3
LocumbellNoNoNo3Don't offer best rates. negotiations are capped. Don't chase up payments for you. Positive- they do reply to emails
LocumBellNoYesMaybe6
LocumbellNoYesNo4very slow to get back to you, if at all.
LocumbellYesYesYes5
LocumbellNoYesYes5
LocumBellNot sureYesYes7It can be hit or miss with this agency, the app does allow for negotiations however it now specifies a range as opposed to before. Many multiples do not look at the negotiation via the app very often and you can be left on pending for a while. Can be useful for boots shifts in certain regions if you do not have the PDP contact. Overall not bad but the app isn't the most stable and the negotiation notes are saved via the app when entered such as paid lunch/fm
LocumbellYesYesYes10
LocumbellYesYesYes9
LocumbellNoYesMaybe6
LocumbellNot sureYesYes8
LocumbellNot sureYesMaybe8Good but not for emergencies. Rates are often poor for (nameless here) chains. Sometimes no travel paid. Not attractive.
LocumbellNot sureYesYes7
LocumbellNoYesYes8
LocumpleteNoNoNo7
LocumpointNoYesYes7
LocumpointNot sureYesMaybe7
Locums4UNoYesYes8
LocumsupplyYesYesYes9
LocumsupplyYesYesYes9
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes7
New DirectionNot sureYesYes8
New DirectionNoYesYes7
New DirectionNoYesNo6Did what they had to do
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNot sureYesMaybe7I'd advise to stick with your rate and be confident enough to leave shifts when it's not met. Once the agency realises this, you can negotiate well. They are better than TL atleast.
New DirectionNot sureYesYes7
New DirectionNoYesYes8
New DirectionNot sureYesYes7Was ok got the rate i wanted
New DirectionNot sureYesMaybe6Agencies are there to fill in the gaps and get the cheapest locum so you gotta stick to your rate. Marginally better than Team Locum. I use agencies (if at all) only for Boots and very rarely Day Lewis. I go direct with all other companies.
New DirectionNot sureYesMaybe6Hit and miss but better than TL for sure.
New DirectionNot sureYesYes9Good and professional
New DirectionNoYesYes6
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNoYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes7Good
New DirectionNot sureYesYes8In general quite good
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNoYesYes7
New DirectionNot sureYesYes8
New DirectionNot sureYesYes7It is very decent I have continuously got higher rates here over 30
New DirectionYesYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNot sureYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNoYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNoYesMaybe7Some are good but some are arrogant
New DirectionYesYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes7
New DirectionYesYesYes8
New DirectionNot sureYesYes8
PharmaaccessNoYesNo3Tried several times to get a fair rate, however she always advertises lower than another agency whom sets rates at £25. There's no negotiation, don't think I'd be using them again
PharmaaccessYesYesYes10
PharmaseekersNoNoNo1Avoid, stay away
PharmaseekersNoNoNo1Avoid at all costs
PharmaseekersNot sureYesYes8
PharmaseekersNoYesMaybe4
PharmaseekersNoYesNo6
PharmaseekersNoYesMaybe7
PharmaseekersNoYesYes7
PharmaseekersNot sureNoMaybe7The staff (with 1 exception) are great. Lots of job offers but low wages so not great
PharmaseekersNoYesMaybe6
PharmaseekersNoYesMaybe6
PharmaseekersYesYesYes10
PharmaseekersNoYesYes8
PharmaseekersNoYesMaybe6
PharmaseekersNot sureYesMaybe7
PharmaseekersNot sureYesMaybe7Courteous but They could take forever getting back to you especially when they have to negotiate on your behalf.
PharmaseekersYesYesYes6The try their best although they couldn't get me a rate higher than 28 so i turned down the shift i feel they could negotiatea higher rate. They might take a while to respond to your emails.
PharmaseekersNot sureYesYes7
PharmfindersNoYesYes1I've not had a bad experience, think they're really nice and professional however I feel like rates need to be negotiated a little higher. After this shift, gave them call to tell them of the situation and to ensure future bookings aren't similar. Which the checked and made sure future bookings were well staffed and safe conditions.
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2
Preferred LocumNot sureYesMaybe5
Preferred LocumNoNoMaybe3
Preferred LocumNoNoYes1Unique team that do things in a way that suits me but isn't exactly for everyone. You will feel some pressure from the team to work since their salary depends on performance ie getting locums in placements but it works for me.
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2
Preferred LocumNoYesNo1Not interested in getting the rates for you. They don't like having expensive locums
Preferred LocumNot sureYesYes1
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2
Preferred LocumNoNoNo1
Preferred LocumNoNoNo1Been sent to the wrong shop or been paid wrong rate far too often.
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2They try to book you in for the lowest possible rate to keep the pharmacies happy.
Often make mistakes with bookings and you're never reimbursed for these mistakes even though you end up out of pocket
Preferred LocumNot sureYesMaybe2
Preferred LocumNoNoYes2
Preferred LocumNoNoNo1
Preferred LocumNoNoNo2
Preferred LocumNot sureYesYes3
Preferred LocumNoYesNo1Not interested in getting the rates for you. They don't like having expensive locums
Preferred LocumNot sureYesMaybe1
Preferred LocumNot sureNoMaybe1
Preferred LocumNot sureYesNo1
Preferred LocumYesYesMaybe1
Preferred LocumYesYesYes1
Smart LocumYesYesYes8
Smart LocumYesYesMaybe7
Team LocumNoNoNo1In it for the money only
Team LocumNoNoNo4Not much help from them
Team LocumNoNoNo3Not the best for locum
Team LocumNoYesMaybe6I do not use team locum often but as Boots mainly use agency to book locums so hence why. I try to go direct mainly.
Team LocumNoNoNo3Usually not one to negotiate on your behalf, however they do seem to have a monopoly on boots shifts in the east midlands so only choice is to book through them
Team LocumNot sureYesYes6
Team LocumNot sureYesMaybe6
Team LocumNoYesMaybe7
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes7
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoNoNo2They work for Boots to get locum cover cheap. Book direct if you can
Team LocumNoNoMaybe5
Team LocumNot sureYesMaybe6
Team LocumNoNoMaybe6
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1Only care more about their relationship with the companies, however they are quick with booking confirmation etc.
Team LocumNoYesMaybe2
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1
Team LocumNoNoNo1The agency comes across as tricky and dishonest. They jsut want to go to any lenght to get you the worst rates and not work in the locums interest.
Team LocumNot sureYesYes5
Team LocumNot sureNoYes6
Team LocumNoNoMaybe6Not the best
Team LocumNoNoNo4Keeps rates down for Boots
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1
Team LocumNoYesMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo1They do not get you the best rates, they are slow in chasing payment queries, I have also been threatened in the past with being blacklisted if I don't take work.
Team LocumNoNoMaybe5
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo1
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNot sureYesMaybe6
Team LocumNoNoNo2Regret registering with Team as I feel they are selling us out to Boots etc..
Limited potential for decent rates unless you are prepared to work just odd days.
Team LocumNoNoYes5
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1
Team LocumNot sureNoMaybe5
Team LocumNoYesMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo3I wasn’t warned that I’d have no dispenser for the twilight shift which is a major failing. Team Locum are just happy to take the money for the booking. I’m in the process of finding work by other means
Team LocumNoNoNo3Never told me no dispensing help on the Midnight shift. Guess only interested in booking fee
Team LocumNoNoNo3They are now Boots clone, owners taken a back seat and very corporate now. Work with Boots to drive down locum rates
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNot sureYesMaybe1
Team LocumNot sureYesYes1
Team LocumNot sureYesYes1
Team LocumNot sureYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumYesYesYes1Good agency in general. Hard to get hold of when you are sick or in an emergency.
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1
Team LocumNot sureNoYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoNoNo4
Team LocumNoNoNo4
Team LocumNot sureYesMaybe6In this case, I emailed them an offer and they booked my in straight away however on other occasions this have not been the case. I was pleasantly surprised although I believe this was a one off
Team LocumNot sureYesYes1
Team LocumNot sureYesYes5
Team LocumNoNoNo3Best avoid registering, deal direct with area
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoNoNo5
Team LocumNoNoNo4
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoNoMaybe4
Team LocumNoNoMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNot sureYesYes1
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoYesMaybe1
Team LocumNoNoNo3
Team LocumNoNoMaybe1Biggest not best?
Team LocumNoYesMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo2
Team LocumNoYesMaybe5
Team LocumNoNoNo3Usually not one to negotiate on your behalf, however they do seem to have a monopoly on boots shifts in the east midlands so only choice is to book through them
Team LocumNoYesYes1
Team LocumNoNoNo3Biggest? Not best
The Locum AppNot sureYesYes5
The Locum AppNot sureYesYes5
The Locum AppNot sureYesYes5
The Locum AppYesYesMaybe9
UK Locum ServicesNot sureYesYes9
VerovianNoYesYes6They get me regular shift but never want to negotiate in my favour
VerovianNot sureYesMaybe6
VerovianNoYesMaybe6Okay
VerovianNot sureNoMaybe6
VerovianNot sureNoMaybe6
VerovianNot sureYesMaybe6
VerovianNot sureYesMaybe7
VerovianNot sureYesNo3
VerovianNot sureYesMaybe8
pharmaseekersNoYesNo5tend to offer low rates
locate a locumNoYesMaybe6negotiation not allowed most times
Preferred LocumsNot sureYesYes9Brilliant
LocumbellNoYesMaybe5
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