Hi Amber – Locuming is a term used by doctors and other health professionals who work on a day by day basis covering sick leave and annual leave for different providers. They have all the same qualifications as other people in their profession. Some people do it for a short time before settling down somewhere. Some people do it for their whole career because they like the flexibility. I locumed for a year when I first moved to Somerset and then decided I like Shepton Mallet so much I wanted to stay.