Yes, we have a unique way of handling this. If you require a locum staring in the next 2 days. When you come to book a locum, instead of sending out a SMS text message and email to the locum, the system will automatically make a voice call to the locum for you in real time, and ask them on the phone if they are able to cover the session. If they are, you will know instantly and your booking calendar will be updated to show a confirmed booking.
If they are unable to make it, you will know instantly, and be able to select another locum.