Locum Physiotherapist Careers Toolkit - The Definitive Guide to Working as a Locum Physiotherapist

4 January  •  Locum
Locum Physiotherapist Careers Toolkit - The Definitive Guide to Working as a Locum Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy is a thriving industry in the United Kingdom, offering plenty of career prospects and specialisations. For many physiotherapists, working with an agency can help them advance their career in the way they want - with a better work/life balance, improved pay and the ability to travel while they work. So, we’re going to look in-depth at the role of an agency physiotherapist in the UK to help you decide if locuming is right for you, and how to kick your locum career off.

About Physiotherapy in the UK

Physiotherapy in the UK is a widely recognised and utilised form of healthcare. There is a good variety of physiotherapy jobs available here, ranging from sports therapy roles to orthopaedic physiotherapy jobs. This wide variety is fantastic if you’re looking to advance your career towards a certain specialisation. It’s also a profession that the National Health Service (NHS) uses in their treatment plans, so jobs are readily available.

Physiotherapy is a well-regulated profession in the UK, which means to work in this type of role you’ll need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To do this, you’ll need to hold a relevant degree in physiotherapy that the council recognises. You’ll also be expected to carry out continuous professional development to stay up-to-date with the latest physiotherapy insights, techniques and tools.

What is Locum Work?

Locum work as a physiotherapist is a unique working arrangement that gives you the freedom to pick up temporary roles across a huge range of environments. From the available assignments, you get to choose where you work and the length of contract, providing you with lots of flexibility and the ability to guide your work along a specific career path. For many, locum work is the perfect setup as it offers so many benefits, including:

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