Kernow Health CIC have launched Locum Wizard, an innovative new web-based tool designed to ‘match make’ GP practices and GP locums, saving practices time and allowing them to streamline the process of identifying and booking the locum staff they need. For locums, Locum Wizard will offer a simple route to identify suitable contracts, which match their needs and experience.

Locum Wizard has been designed and developed by Bodmin based Microtest, one of the UK’s leading providers of clinical software for GPs.

Both practices and locum GPs will benefit from a range of in-built features, notably the fact that all relevant records and background details for both the practices and the locum are just a click away – saving valuable research and administrative time.

Locum Wizard is a cornerstone of the Peninsula Medical Chambers set up by Kernow Health CIC. This is a co-operative of locum GPs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which provides a comprehensive range of support services for the profession.

Dr Chris Ireland, from Kernow Health CIC says: “We are very excited about the launch of Locum Wizard, as we believe this will enable a step change and streamline the efficiency with which GP practices can find the quality locum staff they need. Ultimately, this will save practices time and money, as well as ensure the best possible patient care.”

Chris Netherton, MD of Microtest, says: “Locum Wizard is a revolutionary piece of software and allows Kernow CIC to provide a very exciting service, which we expect to transform the way the recruitment of locum staff takes place in Cornwall. It is a completely unique tool with nothing quite the same available anywhere else in the UK, so we are proud to be helping Cornwall lead the way and set a new gold standard in this area.”

To find out more or register to use Locum Wizard, either as a GP practice or a locum GP, visit www.peninsulamedicalchambers.co.uk.

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