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NHS-run GP practices 'outbid' independent contractors on locum fees

OPINION<p>GP partners have warned that they are struggling to compete with practices run by NHS commissioners when it comes to locum fees.<p>As a result …

TELE INVESTIGATION: GP crisis in Dundee: six surgeries closed off to new patients

Substitute Doctors Are Becoming More Common. What Do We Know About Their Quality of Care?

A little-known fact about health care is that hospitals frequently hire substitute doctors – or, as they are called in the profession, <i>locum tenens</i> physicians (from the Latin for “to hold the place, to substitute for”) – to temporarily cover for doctors who are vacationing, sick, attending …

When the Doctor’s Away

When you are hospitalized and the regular doctor is out sick, on vacation or at a scientific conference, you are increasingly likely to receive …

Temporary doctors are no worse for patients' health, study finds

“Years ago, locum tenens doctors might’ve had worse outcomes than non-locum tenens docs, but that’s changing,” said Dr. Anupam Jena, an associate …

Medicine

Smartphone app to cut cost of doctors

Hospital bosses are to use a hi-tech solution to help cut the cost of locum medical staff.<p><b>READ MORE:</b> Health articles<p>Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has …

Making locum work more attractive 'could ease GP workforce crisis'

The GPC should draw up plans to make locum GP careers more attractive and push for financial backing from NHS England, LMCs will argue next week.

NHS

LTFT doctors free to do locum work

Doctors who train less than full time face no regulatory barriers to pursuing locum work, the GMC has confirmed after lobbying by the BMA.<p>A statement …

Radiation Therapy

Eight ‘outside IR35’ assessments not enough to secure NHS consultant outside contract

The NHS has refused to hire a locum doctor outside of IR35, despite the consultant having completed eight individual assessments all demonstrating …

NHS trust

NHS Lothian sees spending on locum GPs rise nine-fold

One of Scotland’s largest health boards is spending nine times as much on providing locum doctors in GP practices they run as they did two years ago.

NHS

Summertime, and the locums aren’t easy

With the hazy days of summer upon us, Dr Ruairi Hanley examines our GP locum shortages, the ongoing contract negotiations and the return of the …

Ripoff

Labour calls for investigation into privatisation of NHS firm 'being pushed through behind closed doors'

The privatisation of an NHS staffing agency that manages more than 90,000 people is “being pushed through behind closed doors” and must be …

Over 80 doctors working in hospitals not on specialist register, figures show

Consultants’ body to tell Medical Council crisis is due to HSE difficulties recruiting and retaining staff<p>Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 03:01<p>There are now 81 …

Radiation Therapy

Health board’s locum GP bill could top £1m

<b>NHS Shetland is set to shell out over £1.3 million on locum GPs this financial year if current spending is maintained.</b>A freedom of information …

Health Care

A&E departments plunged into new crisis as freelance doctors strike over pay

A number of busy A&E departments have been plunged into a new crisis after several freelance doctors failed to show up for work today in a row over …

Irish hospitals hit by wildcat work stoppages by doctors in pay row

Row centres on cut in agency pay to €34 an hour, which HSE says is 36% above staff rate<p>Mon, Sep 4, 2017, 19:23 Updated: Mon, Sep 4, 2017, …

Health cuts: Concern over Trust’s plans to make £10m of savings

Local political representatives have expressed concerns at proposals by the South Eastern Health Trust to cut services in order to achieve savings …

Halt to fertility treatments among proposals to deliver savings

A temporary halt on offering fertility treatment to couples in Northern Ireland is among a raft of cost-cutting proposals aimed at delivering a £70 …

Huge hike in cost of locum doctors as NHS Tayside pays 16 times more

Locums twice as likely as partners to see higher increases in indemnity costs

GP locums are twice as likely as partners to see larger increases in their indemnity costs, a GPonline poll suggests, with 14% of locums and 7% of …

NHS

Locum agency owed GPs and nurses over £350,000 when it went into administration

GPs and nurses were owed more than £350,000 by locum agency Primary Care People when it went into administration last month, a statement from a new …

NHS

U-turn over agency staff tax rules

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The NHS is set to see the "biggest ever" expansion to the NHS medical workforce in England after health officials confirmed plans to increase training positions.Following a consultation,

The NHS is set to see the "biggest ever" expansion to the NHS medical workforce in England after health officials confirmed plans to increase …

Radiation Therapy

'Now I'm a locum my marriage is surviving': GPs on job pressure

In the light of a survey showing a third of GPs in England think they may no longer be working in five years’ time, we asked you to share your experiences<p>The pledge to increase GP numbers by 5,000 within three years is “unachievable” according to the British Medical Association’s committee chair. …

Radiation Therapy

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy target for hackers -- and OneLogin is finding that …