Using internal locum banks
Most trusts have internal locum banks, where available locum shifts will be advertised before going to locum agencies. If you have some local hospitals where you would like to work, it is worth considering joining their locum bank. Rates of pay are very variable – some pay hourly rates comparable to locum agencies, while others pay significantly less. Potential disadvantages are that you often cannot work as a private limited company, and hospitals may not hire you through an agency if you are registered on their bank, which may limit your power of negotiation.