Key Locums are a specialist medical recruitment agency, providing locum and permanent staff to clients nationwide.With a business model built on providing high quality, compliant, and skilled staff, we aim to give our candidates and clients a personable, professional, and focused.

Q&A - A look at an ANP's experience in the field

Posted on 27.10.2017
We Spoke to another one of our full-time Locum's to get an insight into the busy life of an ANP.  Here's what they had to say. 

How did you feel on your first day as an ANP?

I was apprehensive as I had never worked in the department before. However, the staff at Key Locums reassured me and gave me confidence. I had not done agency work for many years, Ricky, Gurpreet and Sarah, in particular, have been very supportive.

How many years have you been practising medicine?

30 years. I have always continually updated myself with knowledge and skills and extended my practice over the years. Agency work develops a different kind of confidence.

What’s been the most challenging aspect of your profession?

The challenges are reducing the gaps in your knowledge. It cannot always be done by doing a course. Although, it is important to improve your theoretical knowledge. Your patients are your teachers. You learn and improve your diagnostic and consulting skills by listening and observing.
Do you have a particular work memory that stands out?

There are many memories that stand out. Strive to be confidently competent. Remember – we are ALWAYS learning.

If you were not an ANP then what would you be?

Being a barrister has always appealed to me, especially watching “Law & Order” etc. However, I would have loved to be a dancer/singer.

Do you have any advice for future ANP’s?

Do not confine your knowledge and become insular in your practice. Patients who have diabetes and COPD – They have 2 diagnoses, but one impacts on the other. Be a sponge and absorb and explore. Reflect often, be truthful in your self-analysis. Then you will timely learn.
If you would like to register your interest in locum work then please email us at or call us at 0844 561 0950.
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