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"I've been with Bluecross Locums for almost a year now and Howard has been my main point of contact. Howard has been extremely helpful and always able to meet my requirements. As a doctor who is looking for ad hoc work only, I find Howard to have the essential qualities to excel in his job: organised, responsive and reliable.
I have enjoyed working with Howard and would definitely recommend him to my colleagues. It is certainly my pleasure to have him as my recruitment consultant."
Dr Mina Ip; SHO Surg & A&E (October 2017)
"I have been working with Howard Johnson for the better part of the last year. His role was to mediate employment for myself at various hospitals and was my main point of contact at Bluecross.
Howard is always a pleasure to work with, bringing excellent attention to detail to all aspects of his work. His communication and people skills are excellent and have always been impressed with the way that he has approached work, an asset to Bluecross."
Dr Farrah Bahsoon; SHO A&E Med (October 2017)
"Bluecross were a pleasure to work with - organised, professional and always helpful. I would definitely recommend Bluecross to friends and colleagues, by far the best locum agency I've interacted with."
Dr Joel Schamroth; SHO A&E (September 2017)
"I have been working with Howard at BlueCross for just over a year now. I have always found him to be approachable, contactable and flexible. It has been a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to continuing my working relationship with him and BlueCross. 
Having worked with another agency in the past, I can say that BlueCross offers competitive hourly rates and great customer service for locum doctors."
Dr Hong Gao; SHO A&E, Med, Urology (September 2017)
"Bluecross Locums was the only agency I used during my F3 year despite signing up to other supposedly 'bigger' agencies. This was due to the personal and professional way I was treated by them.
Samantha Claridge was very patient and helpful with getting my account up and running, and ensured my account remained compliant.
I could not have asked for more from Howard Johnson, my recruitment consultant. He always went above and beyond to get me shifts that perfectly fit my unique schedule. He answered every one of my questions in a prompt and friendly manner, and was always available both over email or phone. I was given shift options at times that suited me and hospitals that were convenient for me, and never felt pressurised to take on shifts I did not want to.
I have recommended Bluecross Locums to many fellow colleagues and will continue to do so. It was a pleasure working with them."
Dr Kushal Shah; A&E & Paeds (August 2017)
"Overall, I thought Bluecross provided an excellent service for me when I locumed. Samantha, Jake and Suman were all very pleasant, organised, supportive and patient when helping me plan extra shifts and I have very little in the way of criticism to offer. I would definitely recommend your service to other doctors who were considering locuming in London."
Dr Thomas Hardy; SHO Med (July 2017)
"I'd like to thank you for all of your assistance and hard work in the process of accessing locum work within London. Bluecross were recommended to me by colleagues due to high levels of professionalism and because of the personalised nature of the service provided. I found it very easy to work with Bluecross and yourself, in particular your efficiency and friendly nature.
I would definitely recommend the organisation to other doctors looking for temporary work as I believe the level of service offered is well above that of other agencies."
Dr Neil Saxena; SHO A&E & Med (June 2017)
"I have been working closely with Howard Johnson over the past year during my time with Blue Cross, and ultimately, I have had the best experience a locum doctor could ask for. To name some of his strengths, he is extremely reliable, prompt and proactive with all queries no matter how last minute, and highly accessible.
Most of all, he is very personable and fun to work with, which is a highly valuable quality when living the nomadic life of a locum Doctor in the current climate of the NHS. In fact, he even supported me in achieving my online shopping ban for the month of November (cheers Howard!) He has spent the time, even out of his working hours, to get to know my working style so that we can best plan my schedule around my personal life, priorities, and living arrangements.
In short, I could not ask for more in a recruitment consultant. I appreciate Howards’ honesty when discussing the preferences of rota coordinators regarding shift hour changes, and I am confident that he will always do his best to negotiate the most suitable hours for me. I know that he is on my side!
Thanks so much Howard! Really looking forward to working further with you and BlueCross when I return from my travels in June/July. Try to work with some more psychiatry trusts in future so that I can continue working with the fabulous team! I have been enthusiastic and positive about recommending Howard and BlueCross to my colleagues."
Dr Esha Abrol; SHO A&E,Med,Paeds (March 2017)
"Bluecross is the best agency I've worked with in 4 years of locuming. 
Not only are they a lovely team that works with you to find the best shifts for you in your circumstances, they also truly care and support you above and beyond what I would have expected. They even helped me sort out my last-minute re-validation panic.
Thank you all for your hard work!"
Dr Mathilde Koncyzski; SHO A&E (February 2017)
"Bluecross Locums is an excellent company with which to work due to its professionalism, friendly staff, and quantity of work offered. In particular, Howard Johnson has proved to be excellent at finding suitable shifts, is flexible in his approach, and moreover, a thoroughly pleasant and affable person with whom to communicate. I cannot rate his quality of service highly enough. It is for the aforementioned reasons therefore that I would be the first to recommended Bluecross to a friend."
Dr Nikolas Wyeth; SHO A&E,Med & Surgery (February 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