Starting out as a locum can seem quite scary and daunting. The following links and resources have been put together to help put you at ease with the process.


The following guide, created by the BMA, contains comprehensive advice and guidance on all aspects of locum work, starting out, setting up your business and establishing a contract for services with a provider.

The handbook is also an essential tool for GP providers. Get advice on recruiting locums and your responsibilities so you can be a good employer.

Locum Charter

It is essential that you specify your terms and conditions with each practice. The following document was made by the LMC as guidance for locums and practices:

Becoming a GP Locum - NASGP Guide 

This guide created by the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) covers the following which you may find useful:

  • Registering as a GP locum
  • Pay, pension and record keeping
  • Terms, conditions and rates
  • Doing sessions
  • CPD, appraisal and peer networks