Festive Season is Locum Season

Samantha Aspeling
Nov 9, 2021

There are not many days until Christmas and with vaccinations available to almost all age groups, there is finally a light at the end of this tunnel. 

Due to the heavy patient loads that you as a Practice owner have endured, it’s time to take your break. We are heading towards the festive season and LocumBase is ready and excited to help you with all your Locum needs!

We understand that November to January is the busiest time of the year, but also perfect for you to take the much-deserved leave you’ve been dreaming about all year. It is also a wonderful opportunity for Locums to make supplemental income, grow and share their experiences during this busy time and be of service to your valuable patients.

By taking that break you are gifting yourself time to recuperate and return refreshed. The danger of not taking time off for yourself could result in burnout and avoidable mistakes. Chances are these toils may be costing you more than productivity. Keeping up the grind may be economically fruitful, but it can negatively impact your long-term performance and mental and physical health.

If you are experiencing brain fog, feeling irritable or absent-minded, you are likely to be physically and mentally exhausted. Taking quality time to recharge alone gives you time to reflect on yourself and understand why you are feeling the way you are. It also allows time to come up with other ideas or solutions to what you may be struggling with.

Booking a Locum to come in and take your place will alleviate some of the reasons you have for not using your vacation time. 

Here are a few things to consider when planning your festive break: 

  • A Locum allows your Practice to keep up with current and excess patient loads while keeping the quality care standards of your Practice intact. 
  • Your office will continue billing because patients are being cared for and treated. This means there is no “real” loss of cash flow to your Practice.
  • Patients will appreciate not having to wait two or three weeks for an appointment and this may have increased trust in your Practice and service offering. 
  • Give some thought as to how much time you feel is necessary to onboard the Locum and use this time to test whether they are the right fit for you and your patients. LocumBase provides the highest quality of verified Locums nationwide. 
  • You can keep a Locum on for a few days to make sure you do not feel overwhelmed upon your return. This transition period is crucial to keeping your energy levels stable.

Join the Locum Revolution and take control of your Practice growth, today. 

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