Posts Tagged ‘Locums’

“Reliance on locums is a sign of an overstretched NHS and poor workforce planning”

Reaction to NHS Improvement's new measures to tackle NHS spend on agency staff:  Dr Anthea Mowat, chair of the BMA’s representative body “Greate...

New measures to cut locum agency spending

The government is introducing measures to reduce NHS trust spending on locums and temporary staffing, particularly for nursing positions. NHS England will...

VAT guidance implications for medical companies

New guidance suggests that supplying medical services via a company may no longer be VAT exempt. The guidance in VAT notice 701/57 states that if you are ...

New certificate facilitates short-term placements

A new scheme has been launched to enable consultants to carry out short-term, ad hoc or urgent activity in another organisation without the need for an hon...

Managers take risks with dodgy locum agencies

Patient safety is being compromised by “unscrupulous” employment agencies who trade on NHS managers’ desperation to fill shifts with locum doctors, a...

Trusts spend over £100m covering doctor shortage

Local health trusts have spent over £100m in the past four years covering the shortage of doctors in hospitals. A report by the Northern Ireland Audit ...

Locum consultants must be qualified, RCS says

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned trusts not to fill locum consultant positions with doctors ineligible to be called a consultant. It blames the Eu...

Armageddon for out-of-hours rotas finally arrives

It has finally arrived - the staffing crisis that has long been threatening to hit out-of-hours rotas. The crisis has been coming such a long time that yo...

Healthcare Locums suspends its founder and FD

Kate Bleasdale, the colourful entrepreneur who won a record sexual harassment case, has been suspended from the medical recruitment company she set up. He...

Spending on locums rockets due to EWTD

Spending on locum doctors by hospitals in England has rocketed in the past two years, figures show. The cost of hiring locums in 2009/2010 was £758m th...

15% could be saved on locums in Scotland

The NHS in Scotland could save almost 15% of the money it spends on hospital locums - or £6m a year - through better planning and procurement. An Audit S...