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"I am writing this letter in recommendation of Howard Johnson. Having qualified as a doctor in 2008, I am currently a Senior Orthopaedic Registrar. I have had countless dealing with many recruitment professionals, agencies and numerous individuals in managerial positions.

Howard has been my Recruitment Consultant for the past 4-6 months with Bluecross Locums. I can testify to his professionalism and efficiency. We speak/exchange emails regularly. He is a very friendly, polite, highly organised and reliable individual. I am currently on a research posting with a very precise schedule and Howard has worked tirelessly to ensure that I am booked for suitable shifts."
Dr John Afolayan; SpR A&E & Surgery (January 2018)
"I was registered with two locum agencies before I came across Bluecross. When I started my job with Bluecross I stopped working with the other agencies as the difference came to my attention immediately.

Working with some of the agencies in London made me feel way less than a doctor who studied more than a decade to help patients and be respected as a valuable member of society.

Eventually, I was lucky enough to be recommended to register with Bluecross.  The recommendation was reinforced by my consultants in the hospital as they all said get registered with Bluecross.

I am so happy to work with Howard. He is professional and friendly. 
My schedule for work has been changed a few times due to personal circumstances and Howard managed that very nicely that my relationship with hospital was not affected.
I’ve been always offered more than enough shifts to cover that I do not need to worry about my work and finance. 
For every single silly question I just picked up( and still pick up) the phone and ask Howard and he was always very helpful to address the questions, issues or concerns.
I’m happy, satisfied and I think I’m gonna stay with you guys forever??
Thanks a million to Howard and Sam.
I have recommend and will recommend Bluecross and only Bluecross to any doctor who wants to work a few hours or full time locum."
Dr Parisa Javadian Elyaderani; SpR A&E (January 2018)
"Working with Bluecross is an absolute pleasure. Howard has been looking after me since day one and I cannot recommend him highly enough, hence I have continued to work with Bluecross for the past two years! His approach is very different from other agencies. It's not just about booking you in for shifts, Howard and everyone else in the team really do look after you- especially when it can be very daunting and lonely as a locum!"
Dr Makarious Awad; SHO A&E & Surg (December 2017)
"Bluecross Locums are the best locum agency I have worked for during my medical career.
The team at Bluecross are some of the friendliest I have come across and always help to meet my needs when it comes to organising locum work.
I am regularly in contact with Lauren, Howard, Suresh, Jake, Chloe and Samantha who have all helped me arrange regular work and have never put me under pressure to work, which can often be the case with some locum agencies. Howard, Jake and Lauren have particularly been very helpful in helping me find locum work this year.
The Managing Director, Sonny, is always available to contact and gives you his personal phone number on your induction meeting. This means you can easily contact him directly should you have any issues before, during or after working the shift you have been booked in for.
Aside from the great set of employees Bluecross have, the company itself offers some of the most competitive rates across many different hospitals in the UK, particularly in busy London hospitals. They have a good relationship with each hospital meaning when you arrive to work, the hospital are already very friendly and supportive to you working in the department. They have a wide range of specialities to choose from so you are never stuck in finding locum work.
I would not hesitate in recommending Bluecross Locums to any doctor looking for locum work in the UK."
Dr Shko Resool; SHO A&E, Surg & Med (October 2017)
"Bluecross Locums has been good. Friendly relationship. Very efficient. Certainly appreciative of not getting constantly called on my phone. Registration was really smooth. Everything was done quickly and thoroughly. Would and have recommended Bluecross to my friends though none of them are that keen to do locum work. Bluecross has been good. The last thing anyone would want is an extra burden or workload in trying to sort out their locum work. This works for me."
Dr Sui Pan Cho; JCF Med (October 2017)
"From the start Bluecross has made my locum experience so easy. As soon as I signed up on the internet they called me and got the registration process going so I could be compliant for work when I needed to be. They sent me regular reminders when I was running out of time or when I was missing a document etc. 
Everyone has always been easily accessible to contact either via telephone or email- with responses pretty much always being on the same day and with Chloe usually within the hour! Chloe has been so attentive to what I asked for when I joined the agency and always thinks ahead when booking my shifts so I am never short of work. She is also lovely and approachable to speak to which is a bonus. She is incredibly professional and very good at her job. 
I would and have already recommended Bluecross to my colleagues due to the ease of its use, the staff, the smooth way it works and how much work they are able to offer and cater to your needs primarily."
Dr Eliana Shekarchi-Khanghahi; SHO A&E (October 2017)
"Bluecross manage to come across as a small, personal agency, yet still manage to offer shifts at many different hospitals rivalling it with the bigger agencies.
Registration was relatively simple- quick access to relevant online modules, face to face set meeting set up promptly.
All the staff I've communicated with are very proactive, very quick to respond to emails, very quick to help sort out any issues.
Chloe has been excellent to work with. She comes across as very hard working and very good at her job. Again- she responds to emails almost instantly, takes into account preferences, is proactive about finding my preferred shifts and helps with any other queries that may not necessarily be in her remit. She also isn't pushy and doesn't hassle you- I don't feel pressurised  or like I'm being persuaded to take certain shifts I may not want to take (unlike consultants from other agencies).
Lauren, similarly to Chloe is a very good consultant to work with.
Elizabeth in finance is really great. She appears to go out of her way to solve problems and answer queries related to pay without any delay. You don't have to chase her for a response.
Samantha- very helpful during the registration process.
I would 100% recommend working with Bluecross. Compared to other agencies they seem much more personal, genuine, proactive and helpful."
Dr Hannah Worthington; SHO A&E (October 2017
"My experience of working with Bluecross has been very positive. Registration was straightforward and everyone has been most helpful. I've already recommended the agency to a couple of friends and would happily do so again."
Dr Michael David Smith; JCF Med (October 2017
"Having worked for several locum agencies in the past, Bluecross is by far the only locum agency I have worked for where it looks out for it's doctors. I have felt very well supported and feel that this is the only locum agency where profits don't come first. With other locum agencies it seemed that all they cared about was booking shifts, not so with Bluecross."
Dr Thomas Stewart; JCF A&E (October 2017)
"I recently joined Bluecross as recommended to me by a friend. I can honestly say the service has been great. The registration process was swift and required one face to face visit. I encountered friendly faces whom were willing to work with me and according to my needs.  I work closest with Lauren and she has been very helpful. I rely on her heavily to find shifts that suit me as I often do not have time to look for shifts. She is very efficient and ensures that I am booked in advance to shifts that I am suited too. She is very approachable yet professional. From hearing about other locum agencies from fellow colleagues I have none of the complaints they have had and thank Lauren for all her hard work as she makes it very easy for me. I have already recommended Bluecross to my colleagues and will continue to do so."
Dr Natasha Malik; SHO A&E (October 2017)

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What doctors say about us

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Dr Nikolaos Sfougkatakis Daskalakis; Cons Gastroenterology (April 2019)

  • I’ve worked with Bluecross on and off for several years and can say that they are hands down the best locum agency out there. Their team work tirelessly to match their doctors to great vacancies and...

    Dr Thomas Reid; SpR Urology (April 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