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Testimonials

"My experience working with Blue Cross has been very positive. I received a lot of support as a Locum doctor in aspects such as training, finances and booking jobs. The team at Blue Cross are super approachable and work really hard to try and make sure you get jobs you are interested in - either specialty wise or location wise. 
 
They are extremely prompt in communication and very understanding if a difficult circumstance arises. They have been very kind to me, during a period when I was unable to work. They also ensure that all regulations are met and adhered to, so that you can practice safely. Thank you to Jake, Sam, Fouzia, Suman, Jay, Alpa, Howard, Suresh and the rest of the team! I would highly recommend working with them as a Locum for peace of mind!"
Dr Vidhya Lingamanaicker; SHO Med (June 2020)
"I am glad that I decided to sign up with Blue Cross during my FY4 year – the staff members have always gone out of their way to be helpful and professional. Although there is quite a lot of paperwork to get sorted to become compliant, you will already have most of it anyway and this will be pretty standard for any agency you join.
The Compliance Team Leader Samantha and Compliance officer Fouzia were very friendly and happy to do anything they could to assist and make the process run smoothly. Samantha in particular has been very supportive and knowledgeable throughout the year and can answer pretty much any question, not just related to compliance.
My Recruitment Consultant Howard has been a pleasure to work with – he always takes the time to listen to the kind of shifts and locations I want to work and he works really hard to get me those shifts, liaising with hospitals in both London and in Sussex where I have wanted to work. He has been flexible in organising shifts in between my travels, which has made the year a lot easier. I
found Alpa, the Accounts Manager, very helpful with queries relating to opting out of pension contributions for the different trusts, as this can be a complicated process. Everyone has also been supportive and helpful throughout the COVID-19 situation. Blue Cross has a really lovely team to work with and I would definitely recommend the agency to other doctors!
 
Dr Kalina Bridgewater
SHO in A&E"
Dr Kalina Bridgewater; SHO A&E (April 2020)
"Having not worked as a locum before, I found working with Bluecross a very supportive environment - all of the staff were always happy to help with any queries and quick to respond. When having difficulty with payment and timesheets from a hospital, my designated officer Jake took the load off my mind and sorted it from Bluecross' end so I could focus on my clinical duties. Bluecross was very easy to contact, via both email and text, which I have been extremely thankful for - in contrast to some of my colleagues, who have difficulty getting in touch with their agencies. 
 
Jake's clear communication, determination to get any issues sorted, and appreciation for my priorities as a locum doctor made working with Bluecross a great experience, and working as a locum worry-free. I'd recommend Bluecross unreservedly to any colleagues wanting to get involved in locum work."
Dr Oliver Campbell; SHO Medicine (February 2020)
"The team at Bluecross are outstanding in meeting your needs as a locum doctor and they aim to work around your schedule, putting you as their top priority. 
An all round 5 star service and I would highly recommend them as a locum agency. 
 
A massive thank you to Howard, Samantha and all the staff that work hard behind the scenes to provide great locum opportunities. 
I am extremely grateful for all your support. 
 
I wish all the staff at Bluecross a Happy New Year and a fantastic year ahead for 2020. 
 
It has been a pleasure working with you!"
Dr Rickin Dattani SHO; A&E (January 2020)
"I have been working with Bluecross for a few months now and I have been delighted with them. I joined them as I was disappointed with my previous agency and my only regret is not signing up to them sooner! They are friendly, organised and very efficient, particularly my main point of contact Howard, and have been supportive of my commitment throughout. 
 
They get shifts at a wide range of hospitals and specialties and email me regularly with what they have, and as a result I have gotten all the shifts I wanted and at great rates. They have also been very willing to find shifts when I requested certain dates and times, and have been very flexible with working around my schedule. 
 
Registration was straightforward and easy thanks to Fouzia & Samantha, who were very helpful during the whole process including with mandatory training and with providing information regarding appraisals and timesheets etc. 
 
I'd highly recommend Bluecross to anyone looking for a friendly, organised agency who will work with you to provide you with the work you want."
Dr Dilini Srikantha; SHO A&E / Med (December 2019)
"Bluecross locums has made my time out of training a lot easier to manage. Initially, I was apprehensive about how I would find regular employment whilst being out of training
however, they have made the process really easy, and I have managed to get some great locum jobs in central and greater London through them.
 
The registration process was really efficient and extremely quick, my compliance officer (Fouzia) made it clear what I needed to do to complete my application, I found her to be
extremely approachable and she made the registration process really fast. The process with Bluecross took less than a month and it was easy to contact the team at Bluecross with any
queries, whereas I have tried to join alternative staff banks where after months my application had made no progress and there was no real human contact.
 
Jake is an excellent recruitment consultant and he has found me some great jobs which are well suited to my preferences. When starting new jobs, he has also been extremely helpful
with the orientation process with regards to where to present and IT access which makes being the new or temporary member of staff at a new workplace a lot easier.
 
I have also had contact with other staff members such as Samantha and Alpa who have been really helpful.
 
I have already recommended Bluecross to my friends and colleagues who are looking for good locum opportunities, and overall, I am happy I chose to work with Bluecross."
Dr Mahmudur Khan; SHO Med (December 2019)
"I was referred to Bluecross by a colleague who was already working with them a few months ago, and I went on to apply with them for locum work. Getting in touch with the team members is always fast and responsive, and the general atmosphere is at a level that it does not feel like a formal work relationship, which makes it way easier to get in contact with for work related issues.
 
The team members that I interact with, namely Suman, Sam and Fouzia are always keen to help for any situations that might arise due to work. The work options given to me are always specialized to the parameters that I asked for, and they are always happy to adjust their options to me in cases I had to change my preferences due to various reasons.
 
The registration process can be daunting due to the amount of paperwork needed, but in retrospect it's not that much more than it would be needed for any other NHS related job. The team members are patient and understanding with delays that occur while you hunt down that last bit of paperwork needed.
 
Overall, I would recommend working with Bluecross locums to any friend and colleague who would be interested."
Dr Theodoros Panagaris; SHO Med (June 2019)
"My thoughts on Bluecross - a caring and competent locum agency who provide very much an individualised approach. Nothing was too difficult for them and their communication is superb. They have been a pleasure to deal with.
 
Registration process thoughts - for what is an arduous and tedious process by nature, Bluecross make it as easy as possible and are willing to go both out of their way and the extra mile to explain things. All my questions were answered promptly and competently, and always with a smile too.
 
Honest opinion on working relationships - my working relationships with my recruitment consultant, compliance officer etc at Bluecross feel very personal and it feels like they genuinely care which is nice. They have been the easiest people to deal with out of any locum agency I've dealt with. I feel like I can approach them about anything and feel confident I'll get a genuine and honest reply very promptly. There is a high level of trust I have with Bluecross.
 
Would I recommend Bluecross - most definitely. Bluecross would be the first agency I would recommend to anyone"
Dr Alexander Carr; SHO Ortho (May 2019
"It has been a pleasure to work with BlueCross. I had been recommended this locum agency by a friend who also had a positive experience with them. Starting off firstly with the compliance team, Fouzia was extremely understanding of different circumstances when gathering the documents & took the time to explain what was required from me.
 
Jake and Suman have always been available when needed and has been very readily contactable. BlueCross' booking system is very effective. Booking shifts has been smooth for me thus far.
I would certainly recommend this agency for my friends and colleagues!"
Dr Se Jung Park; SHO Med (May 2019)
"Bluecross is an extremely effective agency. I work within the NHS since 2002 and I can say that they are truly the best. My recruitment consultant Suman is approachable and friendly. Also Jake, Sonny and all the members of the team are very kind and helpful. I have never had any problems getting information from the Bluecross team. I particularly like that I receive many job offers, giving me a wide variety of choices. I prefer Bluecross to the other agencies and would gladly recommend them to any other colleague in the UK and abroad"
Dr Nikolaos Sfougkatakis Daskalakis; Cons Gastroenterology (April 2019)


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What doctors say about us

  • My experience working with Blue Cross has been very positive. I received a lot of support as a Locum doctor in aspects such as training, finances and booking jobs. The team at Blue Cross are super...

    Dr Vidhya Lingamanaicker; SHO Med (June 2020)

  • I am glad that I decided to sign up with Blue Cross during my FY4 year – the staff members have always gone out of their way to be helpful and professional. Although there is quite a lot of paperwork...

    Dr Kalina Bridgewater; SHO A&E (April 2020)

  • Having not worked as a locum before, I found working with Bluecross a very supportive environment - all of the staff were always happy to help with any queries and quick to respond. When having...

    Dr Oliver Campbell; SHO Medicine (February 2020)

  • The team at Bluecross are outstanding in meeting your needs as a locum doctor and they aim to work around your schedule, putting you as their top priority.  An all round 5 star service and I would...

    Dr Rickin Dattani SHO; A&E (January 2020)

  • I have been working with Bluecross for a few months now and I have been delighted with them. I joined them as I was disappointed with my previous agency and my only regret is not signing up to them...

    Dr Dilini Srikantha; SHO A&E / Med (December 2019)

What hospitals say about us

  • I would like to say a few words about the service I have received from Suman at Blue Cross Locums; I have found him to be an absolute joy to work with and I have always been assured he will do the...

    Tunbridge Wells Hospital

  • Since I joined the Royal Marsden in July 2013, I have found working with Grant Waling quite enjoyable, not only is he very good at responding to my requests for CV's of locums who are consistently of...

    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

  • Bluecross Locums has been serving King's College Emergency Department for several years, providing high quality, reliable locums at short notice. Led from the front by Sonny Pithiya. Bluecross Locums...

    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Bluecross Locums have been supplying locums to us in the Emergency Department for approximately three years. We began to use them when it became obvious that the Trust's preferred agency was...

    Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • The Emergency Department at University Hospital Lewisham has worked with Bluecross Locums for over a year to date, and I am happy to state that we have found the level of service provided to be...

    Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust