chee dean physiotherapist

Benefits of Working as a Locum in the UK

Chee Dean, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, lived and worked as a locum physiotherapist in the UK from 2016 to 2020. After gaining 2.5 years of professional experience, he seized the opportunity to work abroad, driven by a desire to experience life in a new country and explore other parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, and America. 

During his first three years, Chee worked in rural and regional areas of southwest England. He would work for 4 to 6 months, followed by 6 months of travel. His first locum began at the Dilke Memorial Hospital while living in Cinderford, a small town with a population of fewer than 9,000. Subsequent locums took him to Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset and a community hospital in Exeter, located along the scenic Jurassic Coast. In his final year, he moved to London, where he worked at Chase Farm Community Hospital, Healthshare, and The Royal Free London. The onset of COVID prompted his return to Australia.

Back in Australia, Chee settled in Melbourne, working in a private practice before relocating to the Sunshine Coast, where he now runs his own clinic, Good Vibes Physio. His experience as a locum abroad has equipped him with invaluable skills in adaptability, confidence, and personal growth, qualities that have significantly shaped his professional path. 

Chee advocates for the benefits of working as a locum abroad, encouraging others to embrace such opportunities for their own development and advancement.