Primary Locums

Providing locum cover across the North East of England

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
Operates: North East
Primary Locums is the only Primary Care Virtual Practice, recruiting and supplying professional locums to GP practitioners, nurse practitioners, as well as admin and support staff.
  • All Surgery Staff
  • GP Locums
  • Nurses
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Address:

Primary Locums

Oakfields Health Centre

Hamsterley Colliery

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE17 7SB

Telephone:

01207 566 120

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"Fantastic service every time from the team. They are so helpful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with” one of our reviews which puts into words what we do better than we can. Primary Locums NE ltd has been helping GP practices in the North East for over 15 years, filling staffing gaps both short and longer term, with GP locums, ANPs, Practice Nurses, Independent Pharmacy Prescribers as well as other support staff.

GP Practice Locum Provider

Primary Locums was established in 2005 and is a leading locum staffing and recruitment agency for the North East. As a virtual practice, for its staff, Primary Locums is able to help GPs, Practice Nurses, ANP’s and Independent Pharmacy Prescribers, find the work they seek to suit their lifestyle, whilst ensuring that GP Practices have their staffing gaps not only filled, but appropriately filled with team members who reduce rather than increase workloads. We live and die by our reputation for providing professional, friendly and reliable staff, we are very people focused and as a team we love helping people, be that finding work or helping keep the workforce at full capacity. We might fit in the recruitment agency category, but we don’t ever like to think of ourselves as an agency, you might ask why but it is because we believe we are more of a ‘virtual practice for staff than an agency’, and we think if you ask anyone who works with us either now or in the past they will concur.

Available locum staff:

  • GP locums
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • Independent Pharmacy Prescribers
  • HCA
  • Admin and support staff
Other company information
Email: [email protected]
Established: 2004
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Primary Locums - by , 11 August, 2020
5 5stars
I have lost count of the times that Primary Locums have saved our bacon. Whether this be with locum receptionists, HCAs or PNs, they always have someone fantastic waiting tro swoop in and help. Big thank you to them!
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I have lost count of the times that Primary Locums have saved our bacon. Whether this be with locum receptionists, HCAs or PNs, they always have someone fantastic waiting tro swoop in and help. Big thank you to them!
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Review by Rebecca, Co-Practice Manager in Killingworth on 11th August 2020
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Primary Locums - by , 29 July, 2020
5 5stars
Very professional, reliable and responsive service. We always find the team very friendly and approachable. They go above and beyond to support primary care and I often feel our heads would sink below the water without their support.
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Very professional, reliable and responsive service. We always find the team very friendly and approachable. They go above and beyond to support primary care and I often feel our heads would sink below the water without their support.
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Review by Kim, Practice Business Manager in County Durham on 29th July 2020
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Primary Locums - by , 18 June, 2020
5 5stars
Primary Locum has been very supportive, efficient and reliable in helping provide locum shifts for me.
They are very helpful and try their best to communicate the needs of the practise as well as the locum working, to ensure that the shifts run smoothly. Also a great help by e-mailing various teaching sessions available to help with our learning and very encouraging. Thank you to the fabulous team.
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Primary Locum has been very supportive, efficient and reliable in helping provide locum shifts for me.
They are very helpful and try their best to communicate the needs of the practise as well as the locum working, to ensure that the shifts run smoothly. Also a great help by e-mailing various teaching sessions available to help with our learning and very encouraging. Thank you to the fabulous team.
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Review by Mereena, GP Locum in North Tyneside
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Primary Locums - by , 17 June, 2020
5 5stars
I have worked for Primary Locums for some years now and they have always provided excellent support and appropriate sessional work. Everyone is so helpful and go out of their way to look after people. I would recommend to any GP locums out there.
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I have worked for Primary Locums for some years now and they have always provided excellent support and appropriate sessional work. Everyone is so helpful and go out of their way to look after people. I would recommend to any GP locums out there.
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Review by Dan, Locum GP in Morpeth
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Primary Locums - by , 16 June, 2020
5 5stars
Excellent service, always professional and friendly. Responsive to requests that have been made at short notice. Quality of staff provided is excellent. Great team.
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Excellent service, always professional and friendly. Responsive to requests that have been made at short notice. Quality of staff provided is excellent. Great team.
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Review by Gillian, Practice Manager in Durham
Primary Locums - by , 16 June, 2020
5 5stars
Professional and efficient service. Helen is fantastic, as are all the staff we deal with at Primary Locums.
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Professional and efficient service. Helen is fantastic, as are all the staff we deal with at Primary Locums.
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Review by Caroline, Assistant Practice Manager in Newcastle
Primary Locums - by , 16 June, 2020
5 5stars
First rate service. Great response times. Friendly but professional service, always helpful and never phased. Happy to receive feedback and responsive to individual practice needs.
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First rate service. Great response times. Friendly but professional service, always helpful and never phased. Happy to receive feedback and responsive to individual practice needs.
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Review by Linda, Practice Manager in County Durham
Primary Locums - by , 11 June, 2020
5 5stars
An agency second to none. I finished my training in August 2019 and was set to start as a GP locum, fortunately with a regular locum slot already arranged. I contacted the practice having been recommended by another GP and they were quick to get back to me, arrange a phone call if I preferred and found out what I needed the most from the agency without extra hassle. For those extra days, they are quick to respond to my queries, able to find suitable practices and even during this mad time in the pandemic have been able to provide locums with work at safe/suitable/friendly practices. They are happy for you to provide your own invoices to practices which I find easier and are also quick at forwarding on advice emails/guidelines and dates for upcoming courses/free events that may boost your portfolio/appraisal points. Every member of the team is friendly, approachable and things are never too much effort. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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An agency second to none. I finished my training in August 2019 and was set to start as a GP locum, fortunately with a regular locum slot already arranged. I contacted the practice having been recommended by another GP and they were quick to get back to me, arrange a phone call if I preferred and found out what I needed the most from the agency without extra hassle. For those extra days, they are quick to respond to my queries, able to find suitable practices and even during this mad time in the pandemic have been able to provide locums with work at safe/suitable/friendly practices. They are happy for you to provide your own invoices to practices which I find easier and are also quick at forwarding on advice emails/guidelines and dates for upcoming courses/free events that may boost your portfolio/appraisal points. Every member of the team is friendly, approachable and things are never too much effort. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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Review by Daniel, Locum GP from Newcastle
Primary Locums - by , 04 February, 2020
5 5stars
Fantastic service every time from the team. They are so helpful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with and the standard of locums supplied is always very good. I contacted Louise at 8pm last night and I had a locum in place for today within 15 minutes - wonderful!
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Fantastic service every time from the team. They are so helpful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with and the standard of locums supplied is always very good. I contacted Louise at 8pm last night and I had a locum in place for today within 15 minutes - wonderful!
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Review by Helen, Practice Manager in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on 4th February 2020
Primary Locums - by , 14 June, 2017
5 5stars
I have had a good experience with every member of staff I have dealt with, very friendly and efficient and excellent communication. Thank you for a great service.
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I have had a good experience with every member of staff I have dealt with, very friendly and efficient and excellent communication. Thank you for a great service.
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Review by Carrie, Office Manager in Darlington on 14th June 2017
Primary Locums - by , 13 April, 2017
5 5stars
Primary Locums have been the primary source for our locums for the past 5 years at least. Hayley, Louise and Elaine are great to work with, easy to contact and extremely reliable. There have been a few occasions where I have had to ring up last minute to book/alter and nothing is ever a problem, always a happy voice at the end of the phone and the locums who have worked at our surgery have been fantastic too. Highly recommend!
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Primary Locums have been the primary source for our locums for the past 5 years at least. Hayley, Louise and Elaine are great to work with, easy to contact and extremely reliable. There have been a few occasions where I have had to ring up last minute to book/alter and nothing is ever a problem, always a happy voice at the end of the phone and the locums who have worked at our surgery have been fantastic too. Highly recommend!
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Review by Lauren, Office Manager in Tyne and Wear on 13th April 2017
Primary Locums - by , 22 February, 2017
5 5stars
A lovely team of people, providing an efficient and professional service.
Thank you.
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A lovely team of people, providing an efficient and professional service.
Thank you.
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Review by Sue, PM in Durham on 22nd February 2017
Primary Locums - by , 24 January, 2017
5 5stars
Lovely staff who always do their very best to help. All documentation is provided as part of their professional service.
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Lovely staff who always do their very best to help. All documentation is provided as part of their professional service.
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Review by Karen, PM in County Durham on 2nd February 2017
Primary Locums - by , 09 November, 2016
5 5stars
Hayley, Elaine and Louise at Primary Locums are fantastic. A professional run company who genuinely want to help you. Thank you.
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Hayley, Elaine and Louise at Primary Locums are fantastic. A professional run company who genuinely want to help you. Thank you.
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Review by Gloria, PM in Tyne and Wear, on 9th November 2016
Primary Locums - by , 14 October, 2016
5 5stars
Extremely helpful friendly staff. A pleasure to work with. Thank you
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Extremely helpful friendly staff. A pleasure to work with. Thank you
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Review by Susan, Practice Administrator in Newcastle on 13th October 2016
Primary Locums - by , 22 July, 2016
5 5stars
Very helpful, supportive friendly staff - no problems at all.
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Very helpful, supportive friendly staff - no problems at all.
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Review by Audrey, PM near Newcastle on 22nd July 2016
Primary Locums - by , 19 July, 2016
5 5stars
Karen, a locum worked at SMC throughout April and first few weeks in May. Karen was very friendly, efficient and fitted in with the practice easily. I would definitely use Karen (and Primary Locums) again and recommend her/them to any colleagues / neighbouring practices.
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Karen, a locum worked at SMC throughout April and first few weeks in May. Karen was very friendly, efficient and fitted in with the practice easily. I would definitely use Karen (and Primary Locums) again and recommend her/them to any colleagues / neighbouring practices.
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Review by Rebecca, PM near Sunderland on 19th July 2016
Primary Locums - by , 25 January, 2016
5 5stars
Excellent service always received from Elaine, Hayley and Louise at Primary Locums. They always try their best to help us out and I tend to use this company first before going elsewhere.
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Excellent service always received from Elaine, Hayley and Louise at Primary Locums. They always try their best to help us out and I tend to use this company first before going elsewhere.
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Review by Joanne, GP practice in Tyne and Wear on 25th January 2016
Primary Locums - by , 30 December, 2015
5 5stars
Very efficient , helpful & supportive
Really look after their staff as well as the practices they serve
Amazing!
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Very efficient , helpful & supportive
Really look after their staff as well as the practices they serve
Amazing!
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Review by Jill, GP practice in Newcastle on 30th December 2015
Primary Locums - by , 18 December, 2015
5 5stars
As always, excellent service provided. Speedy response. They are my first port-of-call when I need a locum. Keep up the good work.
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As always, excellent service provided. Speedy response. They are my first port-of-call when I need a locum. Keep up the good work.
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Review by Samantha, GP practice in Newcastle on 18th December 2015
Primary Locums - by , 25 November, 2015
5 5stars
I have been with Primary Locums for over 3 yrs now . I must say they are simply the best Locum agency by far. They are very friendly, professional and competent at their job. To be able to receive an individualised support is exceptional. I would 200% recommend them to any medical professional looking for Locum work. Thank you Louise, Elaine and Hayley.
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I have been with Primary Locums for over 3 yrs now . I must say they are simply the best Locum agency by far. They are very friendly, professional and competent at their job. To be able to receive an individualised support is exceptional. I would 200% recommend them to any medical professional looking for Locum work. Thank you Louise, Elaine and Hayley.
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Review by Mohsin, Locum GP in Newcastle on 25th November 2015
Primary Locums - by , 23 November, 2015
5 5stars
Nice team and always very helpful. Good communication also.
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Nice team and always very helpful. Good communication also.
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Review by Andrew, Non Clinical Partner at a GP Practice in County Durham on 23rd November 2015
Primary Locums - by , 22 October, 2015
4 5stars
No problems on the day of after GP had left. Very efficient and friendly to all patients and staff.
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No problems on the day of after GP had left. Very efficient and friendly to all patients and staff.
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Review by Jane, GP Practice in Durham on 22nd October 2015
Primary Locums - by , 07 September, 2015
5 5stars
Always receive a prompt acknowledgement and kept informed of progress. GP locums that have been supplied have been of high quality.
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Always receive a prompt acknowledgement and kept informed of progress. GP locums that have been supplied have been of high quality.
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Review by Carol, Office Manager at a GP Practice in Durham on 7th September 2015
Primary Locums - by , 30 July, 2015
5 5stars
The best locum agency I have ever worked with. Wonderful people, extremely professional and friendly and very approachable. I enjoy working with them.
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The best locum agency I have ever worked with. Wonderful people, extremely professional and friendly and very approachable. I enjoy working with them.
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Review by Chitra, Sessional GP in Newcastle on 30th July 2015
Primary Locums - by , 24 July, 2015
5 5stars
Will try their level best to help. All the Locums we have had have been great - all of the certificates are provided.
An excellent & supportive team
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Will try their level best to help. All the Locums we have had have been great - all of the certificates are provided.
An excellent & supportive team
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Review by Paula, PM in Gosforth on 24th July 2015
Primary Locums - by , 17 July, 2015
5 5stars
Friendly and efficient service. Thank you :)
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Friendly and efficient service. Thank you :)
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Review by Sue, PM in County Durham on 17th July 2015
Primary Locums - by , 01 May, 2015
5 5stars
Primary Locums is a wonderful company. Professional yet friendly. The best agency I have ever worked with.
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Primary Locums is a wonderful company. Professional yet friendly. The best agency I have ever worked with.
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Review by Sara, freelance GP in the North East on 1st May 2015
Primary Locums - by , 07 April, 2015
5 5stars
We have used the services of Primary Locums and Practice Angels for a number of years. The Locums and staff are all excellent. Quick to respond to requests in an efficient, professional manner. Staff are lovely. Overall excellent *****
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We have used the services of Primary Locums and Practice Angels for a number of years. The Locums and staff are all excellent. Quick to respond to requests in an efficient, professional manner. Staff are lovely. Overall excellent *****
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Review by Barbara, Assistant PM in Newcastle on 7th April 2015
Primary Locums - by , 01 April, 2015
5 5stars
We have used this agency for GP and nurse cover. The clinicians supplied have been of the highest calibre. The office staff are always very pleasant and helpful, and all communications are clear and timely. We have always received an excellent service and happy to recommend them.
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We have used this agency for GP and nurse cover. The clinicians supplied have been of the highest calibre. The office staff are always very pleasant and helpful, and all communications are clear and timely. We have always received an excellent service and happy to recommend them.
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Review by Helen, PM in Newcastle on 1st April 2015
Primary Locums - by , 01 April, 2015
5 5stars
We use Primary Locums & Practice Angels for our GP & Nurse/HCA cover they are always very helpful & will do their upmost to provide cover even at very late notice. I have confidence that they will supply great staff & have never been let down. As a Practice Manager that is exactly what I need.
Thank You!!!
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We use Primary Locums & Practice Angels for our GP & Nurse/HCA cover they are always very helpful & will do their upmost to provide cover even at very late notice. I have confidence that they will supply great staff & have never been let down. As a Practice Manager that is exactly what I need.
Thank You!!!
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Review by Paula, PM in Newcastle on 1st April 2015
Primary Locums - by , 23 July, 2014
5 5stars
We use Primary Locums for Nursing staff and they are excellent. They constantly keep you informed and the staff they have provided have been excellent. The ladies that work for Primary Locums are very efficient, kind and helpful.
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We use Primary Locums for Nursing staff and they are excellent. They constantly keep you informed and the staff they have provided have been excellent. The ladies that work for Primary Locums are very efficient, kind and helpful.
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Review by Sally, GP Practice Business Development Manager in Heaton on 23rd July 2014

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