To be eligible for a funded locum placement through the PERL scheme, your practice will have been directly affected by evolving outbreaks of COVID-19. This may be through being in a cluster area or due to the impact of having to substantially change the way are you are operating with setting up testing or vaccination clinics or the impact on your staff numbers.

All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, the support will predominantly be in the form of funding for a locum doctor, nurse practitioner, or other staff member for up to 2 weeks. It can also include the costs of their accommodation and travel.

Please complete the application form to let us know about your practice and what you need. Please be as specific as you can describing how your need is due to the impact of COVID-19.

All applications will be reviewed by an Application Assessment Panel.

If your PERL application is not accepted, we may still be able to assist you through our usual NZLocums recruitment schemes. Please contact us directly on 0800 695628 to find out how we can help you.