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:

NHS Mail GP Locum Registration Portal

The following guide explains how to complete the NHSmail GP Locum registration portal, so that your NHSmail account can be created, and how to activate accounts once they are available.