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Do Locum doctors provide a different quality of care?

With the demand in locums - especially over the holiday season - LocumBase offers practices and locums the opportunity to connect and benefit from one another.

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Success Comes in Different Forms

For us, it’s about pushing boundaries, thinking out of the box, doing something completely off the charts. And so, through the struggles of overcoming challenges, our greatest victory can arise.

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How to get your business back on track after a setback

As practice owners, we’re no stranger to setbacks. We’ve developed ways of coping with them and have our go-to strategies. However, not all setbacks are created equal. We might run into a problem that threatens our business...

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Routine visits remain important during the pandemic

The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa breached the 200,000 mark on Monday (6 July) with the country surpassing 3,300 deaths. With confirmed cases on the rise, it seems some people are hesitant to go into the hospital or a doctor’s office for appointments, afraid they could contract COVID-19. However, experts recommend getting checked should you have symptoms.

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National HIV Testing Day: Encourage your patients to do self-testing

“Know your status” has become a rallying cry for the greater community. National HIV Testing Day this coming Saturday is a powerful reminder of how access to accurate information can help save lives. Getting tested for HIV should be a part of one’s regular health check-up, and if you are sexually active it’s recommended to get tested at least once a year.

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How does TeleMedicine work?

A deep dive into the workings of Telemedicine and how it can help your medical career

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Lockdown Level 3: What we can expect as Medical Pros

These past few weeks have been pretty much the same, that was until President Cyril Ramaphosa dropped his famous ‘fellow South Africans’ line and announced on Sunday evening that the lockdown would be moved to Level 3 from 1st June.

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Working as a Medical Professional during COVID-19

We are witnessing the surreal images of a society that seems to have come to a standstill with empty streets, quiet cities, deserted airports and closed restaurants due to COVID-19. Along with the desperately sad and worrying news headlines about the spread of the virus, there has been some immense self-sacrifice.

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Multiple sources of income is the new normal

If you are thinking about diversifying your income then you are definitely on the right track! It is fast becoming the new normal to have multiple income streams in order to guard against risk. This is becoming more apparent in such a crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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21-Day Lockdown - How can we make the most of it?

The world is experiencing a rough patch (and that’s putting it lightly) with the COVID-19 crisis. The way things are looking, it may get worse before it gets better.

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Everyone starts somewhere

You would think that someone who has joined a company as recent as two months ago probably has nothing to say just yet, but I’ve got plenty of thoughts running around in my head just waiting to be put out there. We get the thoughts of Sam, one of the LocumBase interns, regarding life in the LocumBase team.

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What is work/life balance and is it achievable?

This is a safe space. Straight talking is what it’s all about. Here’s a secret…no one really knows what they’re doing. Nobody actually knows what work/life balance is. We’re all just winging it, doing what we believe to be right, with our best intentions and well laid out plans at hand.

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6 Tools that will grow your Practice in 2020

The tools and tricks of your trade simplifies your work (and life), keeps important information at the ready, enables faster and cost-effective consults for both patients and practitioners, and takes the anxiety out of noting everything down on scraps of paper.

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RENEWED, REFRESHED AND READY FOR 2020

A new year, a fresh outlook and exciting things laying ahead. We kicked our year off with a re-look at our values as a team. Why do we work hard? Why do we build LocumBase? Why does LocumBase?

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Choosing the Locum Lifestyle to kick-start your career

"Follow the crowd. Go see what's abroad. Stay in the public sector. Start my own community practice. Join a corporate." There are many thoughts running through the minds of young practitioners after graduation and after community service. How do you choose which way to go?

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Why you need a locum & why Locums need you

Welcoming a locum into your practice brings a whole new dimension into the workplace. A fresh perspective, excited energy and a new friendly face all combine to give your practice an edge, only when you need it.

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Locums as a business tool

On-demand everything is the name of the game nowadays. How can you as a practice manager and owner optimise your business by making use of on-demand locums when the demand calls for it?

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4 Options to source quality locums

There are a few different ways to fill the gap in your practice. Some are time consuming. Some are very expensive. Most are both. How can you find the perfect locum to optimise your practice? Read on for some more insight.

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Live your best Locum Life in the Gig Economy

The way we live, play, love and work are changing, and medical professionals see it daily. Medical professional looking to embrace the revolution by making the most of their skilled hours and enjoy better quality of life adopt the locum lifestyle. The question remains, are South African medical professionals and medical practice owners ready to work smarter, earn better and enjoy more time doing the things they care about the most?

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LocumBase.com strides onto the international start-up stage

LocumBase.com’s founder and Chief Energy Officer, Zulé Vuuren, has been selected as one of 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to participate in the six-month Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Spring 2019.

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The 3 things you need in order to register as a locum on LocumBase.com

The 3 things you need in order to register as a locum on LocumBase.com

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5 benefits of being a locum medical professional in South Africa

The world moves fast and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. The ways we live, play, love and work are changing, and those of us in the medical professions see it daily. If you’re a medical professional looking to make positives changes to the way you work so you can make the most of your skilled hours and enjoy better quality of life, it makes sense to look into locuming part- or even full-time.

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Join the Locum Revolution – make the most of your practice hours

Fit your work schedule around your lifestyle, not your lifestyle around your work schedule

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