Every vacant post puts more of a burden on already overstretched staff and leaves health boards attempting to plug the gaps by trying to secure temporary locum
Figures from Liaison, a company that processes locum
payments, reveal the general medicine doctor made PS441,672 last year and cost the NHS an extra PS23,890 in commission to arrange shifts.
A health board spokesperson said: "In order to provide safe, sustainable services for patients, and staff a full on-call rota, the health board must employ locum
medical staff to fill gaps left by vacant posts.
fees are paid on time by all the surgeries in which I work - except the one which is run by the LHB.
Advice on locum
issues (including any questions arising over employment status)
pharmacists and technicians who sign up add their availability to the diary which is then searched for available locums
when a pharmacy posts a vacancy.
A STOCKTON locum
pharmacist recruitment service is proving to be the perfect match for businesses across the UK.
Tenens was founded in 2011 to provide temporary physician staffing for hospitals, clinics and medical facilities nationwide.
However, we know locums
invariably cost the NHS a lot more than full-time posts, which means money that could otherwise be invested more appropriately in patient care is going to temporary doctors and locum
Data obtained by the Labour Party showed that spending on locums
And University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust spent PS803,400 on locums
last year, up from PS416,839 in 2009-10.
THE NHS in Wales has been criticised for its reliance on locum
and agency staff which cost more than PS150m over the past three years.