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What is a locum?

What is a locum in UK healthcare?    A locum healthcare professional temporarily provides their skills to support a healthcare organisation. They... View Article


How to become an ICU Nurse

Becoming an ICU nurse or ITU nurse is a vital profession that requires dedication and passion. There are a few... View Article

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3 challenges faced by locum GPs

Every role comes with its own challenges and locum GPs are no exception. The ability to solve those problems is what allows... View Article

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ANP Q&A: Working as a locum

What has been your career journey leading you to become an ANP?   I started my degree in nursing studies straight... View Article

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Staying healthy when working shifts

To keep the healthcare system working efficiently and providing the best possible care, the majority of healthcare professionals work varied shifts. Looking... View Article

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Does evidence-based practice nursing empower nurses?

What is evidence-based practice nursing?   To succeed at an evidence-based approach to nursing, nurses need to apply current studies and... View Article

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National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the NHS

What is NEWS?   NEWS (National Early Warning Score) was developed by the Royal College of Physicians to identify clinical deterioration... View Article

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Workload pressures affect GP mental health

GPs are coping with a lot of pressure and increasing risks to their mental wellbeing. The pandemic has all but brought... View Article

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Healthcare Professionals

What is CPD?  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is familiar to any experienced healthcare professional. It is required for revalidation with... View Article

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Interview with a Locum ANP

Amanda Edwards was chosen as our April AppStar thanks to her excellent work as a locum ANP. She spoke to us about why... View Article

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