Choosing a Doctor’s bag

March 3rd, 2018 Elocum24

Your doctor’s bag reflects a lot about who you are! GP home visit bags should be both practical and stylish. Crossing paths with GPs on home visits, I’ve seen it all, an A4 zip folder to bulky travel bags. I think that a home visit bag must: Be roomy and spacious, you do not want …

How to deal with delayed payments – The stress free way

February 12th, 2018 Mehedi Hasan

Delayed payments can cause cash flow problems for locum GPs, and chasing these can be a real headache. Delays can often be an oversight, or are sometimes a reflection of a non-efficient payment manager. Practice managers may also “sandbox” the payment if they have to raise a query on any unexpec

Edna’s Diary – Locums make me Loco

February 6th, 2018 Elocum24

Last Friday was a nightmare, the locum we had in was  more demanding than my latest ex! These doctors look so young now a days, I had him produce a driving license just to make sure he was legal. Thank goodness Dr Strop doesn’t take leave often, why he has had to go to Iceland …

What car is best for a locum?

August 30th, 2017 Elocum24

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a car. Our cars are our mobile offices – we spend a lot of time in them, they are an essential part of our locum profession. Essential features Reliability – This is the most essential feature. I would advocate leasing cars rather than

Edna’s Diary – Point mean Prizes

July 12th, 2017 Elocum24

Dear Diary, What a day I had! I almost broke my run of bad luck by making it into work on time, except for having to stop for diesel this morning. Though I did share a rather dishy glance with a biker over the pumps, he couldn’t take his eyes off me. I’m sure I …

Home visits can be daunting..

May 11th, 2017 Elocum24

Home visit can be daunting, occasionally turning into an Indiana style mission, hunting for the missing door numbers on a street that defies any conventional numbering system, dodging the family pit bull, navigating past the deathly stair lift and finally finding the treasured granny set in a deep r

IR35 in Simple Terms Specially for Locum

April 13th, 2017 Elocum24

What is IR35? IR35 is an intermediaries’ legislation, it affects you if you provide locum services via an intermediary. For a locum, the intermediary could be their own limited company or a locum agency. If money is paid directly to the locum as a sole trader then IR35 does not apply. It should be

Edna’s Diary – Boosting team spirit.

July 29th, 2016 Elocum24

Dear Diary, I almost didn’t write in you this week. I’ve been so efficient I just haven’t had the time. Before you ask, no, I still haven’t got the QP report done but I have taken some truly fabulous, bold, innovative and, dare I say it, original blue sky steps to doing so.

Lowest cost indemnity-market compared

May 7th, 2016 Elocum24

GP INDEMNITY Lowest cost on the market Parliament passed a law in 2006, making it legally binding for all doctors practicing in the UK to have adequate indemnity cover. From the 1st Aug the GMC has had the statutory power to check indemnity and remove a doctor’s license to practice if necessary. T

Sole Trader Vs Limited Company

April 11th, 2016 Elocum24

  Legal: You are the business, you are the owner and considered self employed. You cannot be your own employee. You are personally responsible for any debt. The business is a separate legal entity, you are a shareholder and hold all or a proportion of the chare capital. The debt is limited to t