Preparing for your locum

Once your registration with Templars Medical is complete your designated recruitment consultant will be in touch regularly with suitable locums for you to consider. To help you prepare for any locum assignment you are booked for we have put together some information you will find useful.

Before you start For each locum you are booked for we will email you a booking confirmation which details:

  • Hospital address
  • Start and end date and rota
  • Reporting instructions on your first day
  • Confirmation of your rate of pay
  • Breaks policy (if applicable)
  • Accommodation details
  • Timesheet & expenses forms
  • Uniform requirements (if applicable)

Your first day at the hospitalOn the first day of your locum we will contact you to ensure you have received induction and orientation and there are no issues. Upon arriving at the hospital you must have the following available:

  • Templars ID badge – to be worn at all times whilst on hospital premises
  • Photographic ID documentation – such as passport or driving licence photocard


It is important to familiarise yourself with the hospital and your induction should cover:

  • Health and Safety procedure
  • Fire procedure
  • Important telephone and bleep numbers
  • Crash Call procedure
  • Security and Confidentiality procedure
  • Moving and Handling procedure
  • Staff facilities
  • Procedures for the pharmacy and prescriptions
  • Incident Reporting procedure
  • Reporting structure and how to access advice

Timesheets & paymentIt is mandatory your completed timesheet is authorised to prevent any delays in payment. Fax your completed, authorised timesheets and expenses to +44 (0)1756 661123 or email

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Your recruitment consultant will confirm all the relevant information relating to your locum and will email you a booking confirmation.

Your rota will be detailed on your booking confirmation (if we have received this from the hospital).

Depending upon the hospital, accommodation may be provided but in some cases it is necessary to find accommodation outside of the hospital. In both situations your recruitment consultant will arrange your accommodation needs.

Some hospitals will reimburse all or part of your travel expenses and we will let you know if any travel expenses will be paid at the time of offering the locum.