It’s Easter Sunday. A hospital’s A&E department discovers they are a doctor short for the night shift. So what should the staffing officer do? Simple – call National Locums.

We have put in place the most rigorous system for ensuring that not only can we fulfil the staffing requirements of our NHS and independent hospital clients, but also that there is backup available for any hospital across the UK suddenly facing a staffing emergency. Even if it is over a Bank Holiday weekend.

Five days before a holiday weekend, National Locums reconfirms bookings with the hospital and the relevant locum doctor, nurse or allied healthcare professional, in addition to checking which other candidates would also be available over the weekend.

The process is repeated on the day of the booking – in essence, we are in contact with the medical professional right up until the time they walk through the hospital door.

National Locums has an on-call team available at weekends, regardless of the time of day or night, and a peerless record for filling last minute bookings – even at Easter and on Christmas Day – and negotiating the best rates to help hospitals meet their staffing budgets.

And National Locums will always be totally transparent about fees and their own commission rate (typically 12-14%).

So, the message to staffing officers is – a Happy Easter from National Locums. And if you have a staffing issue over the holiday period, just call 01908 77 64 77.