Find great locum pharmacists, optometrists and more

Browse and book locums quickly on our easy-to-use platform.

Pharmacy Platform

Detailed locum profiles

See experience, systems used, accreditations and more before booking

Greater control

Pick your favourite locums or leave it to Zen if you wish

24/7 online booking

Let us know when you need a locum, day or night

Interested? Here's how it works


Create your shifts

Set the date, rate and essential skills required


Browse matches

See available locums that match your criteria


Book locums

Request your favourites or leave it to Zen

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"Very easy process and took all the stress out of finding a locum. Very positive, helpful experience and great to talk to. I would highly recommend using Zen Locum."

Chloe, Practice Manager at The Brook Surgery


Only pay when you use

We don't charge a subscription or cancellation fee. You only pay when you actually use us.

We charge a per day booking fee, based on the typical volume of days you book per month.

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Our locums

Pharmacy locums

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician
  • Pre-registration Pharmacist
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Optometry locums

  • Optometrist
  • Pre-registration Optometrist
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Contact Lens Dispensing Optician
  • Dispensing / Optical Assistant
Find optometry locums

Store FAQs

Does it cost anything to sign up?

It’s free to sign up for an account with us and you’ll only be charged a booking fee per day, once we’ve found you a locum and they’ve completed a shift.

What type of roles can you find cover for?

For Opticians we have Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Optical Assistants. For Pharmacies, we have Pharmacists, Technicians, and Dispensers. We can help find locums for all of your needs from one day cover, regular weekly cover right the way through to finding a permanent hire.

Where does Zen Locum currently operate in the UK?

We currently support pharmacies and opticians across Greater London.

How is Zen Locum different from a traditional agency?

Our platform gives you greater control and transparency that allows you to browse detailed locum profiles and choose the locums you want. The platform is online, which means you can access it 24/7!

How do you find locums for my store?

Our smart platform searches through our database of over 3,000 qualified locums to find the best locums for your needs. We prioritise finding high-quality locums with the right systems experience and accreditations, all in your local area.

What information can I see before inviting a locum?

You will be able to see their years of experience, system experience, additional accreditations and even proximity to your store to find the locums you’d like to invite.

How is the rate set for locums?

Locum rates are set by the store when creating the shift. The Zen Locum team are also available to help guide you on current locum rates in your area of London.

What checks do you carry out on locums?

Zen Locum requires that locums provide not only the applicable Right to Work documents, GoC/GPhC registrations and Indemnity Insurance, but also ask that they provide a DBS certificate, certificates for additional services, a current CV, and a set of professional references.

Are there any additional fees for cancellation?

No. We don’t charge any cancellation fees but ask that stores give as much notice as possible before making a cancellation to give the locum enough time to make alternative arrangements.

What support will I have?

In addition to 24/7 access to the platform, you will have a dedicated account manager to understand your specific needs and who will be available by phone, text or email.

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