The process

Rural LAP offers a simple, streamlined process for requesting locum support.

We’re here to make things easy for you.

How it works

At least two weeks before your leave, request locum support by completing the application form, providing permission from your organisation to approve the locum placement. Once received, a Rural LAP adviser will confirm the details and begin searching the locum register for suitable locums who match the desired skill-set.

Suitable candidates will be contacted by email and asked to express their interest within 48 hours. The CVs of all interested candidates will be sent to you for you to review for suitability and make a decision. Rural LAP will notify the successful candidate.

All travel, accommodation arrangements and the contract of engagement for the locum are arranged by the Rural LAP recruitment adviser. You don’t have to worry about the details. Once these have been finalised, you will be notified of the travel itinerary by the Rural LAP travel and logistics Coordinator. You are only responsible for paying the base salary of the locum, Rural LAP pays for the locum’s travel, accommodations and incentives.

You will need to arrange a comprehensive handover with the locum before and after the placement to ensure proper orientation of the practice and continuity of care for patients. Once the placement is completed we ask that you complete and submit a feedback form.

Should there be an issue with travel, accommodation – or if the locum withdraws from the role – you will be notified and the issue will be resolved by the Recruitment Adviser to the best of their ability. All efforts will be made to ensure that a suitable locum will cover your period of leave.