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Locum Articles


Locum shortages concern over tax change

5th April 2017

Hospital plans for possible lack of doctors over fears locums will refuse to work because of a drop in pay of 20%.

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Trusts are told to cut locum rates

1st December 2016

Trust leaders have been told to close services that cannot be run without paying locum doctors.

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Call to cap locum pay

17th June 2015

Locum working has led to high rates of pay and needs to be capped.

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A&E locum costs soar

15th January 2014

A&E locum costs have increased 60% in three years as hospitals struggle to find permanent staff.

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Locum doctor costs expected to rise

21st March 2011

Scottish government figures show the cost of locum doctors has almost doubled over past four years.

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New locum induction tool to improve NHS patient safety

24th November 2010

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Welsh health board plans to ban locums

5th August 2010

As part of a cost-saving drive, the NHS plans to ban the use of agency staff.

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Cut back on locums could save NHS millions

17th June 2010

An Audit Scotland report says Scottish hospitals could save £6m a year by cutting back on locums.

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Rise in locum spending

17th May 2010

Hiring of temporary doctors increased to £36 million in 2009 in Scotland.

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