• It is very difficult to rent any accommodation for less than 6 months. This can be a problem if you come to work for a short period of time. Normally the Agencies will offer or help you find accommodation, most of the time it is Hospital accommodation, either a flat or sometimes a shared flat. This is important if you come with your partner/wife and children. You have to negotiate the type of accommodation you want or need.
• The Agency will probably offer a contribution to help you pay for the accommodation or pay it in full.
The cost of living
The cost of daily food (supermarket), transport, water, electricity, gas supply and other services are daily issues and are too numerous to list. There is, however, a website called “El utilitario” with a lot of very useful information regarding this. Click here to visit it and select “costo de vida” in the option list on the left.
Negotiations with the Locum Agencies in your contract
• It depends on the extent of your contact. Before taking a job, you should ask for a Job plan beforehand, so you know exactly what the Hospital expects from you including terms and conditions. It you are not happy with it, you can then negotiate.
Register with your General Practitioner
You have to register with a GP (General Practitioner) so you can have health coverage in the UK. We will advise you.