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Locums forced to slash fees by 8% due to pensions changes


In the area where I work I know the "localities" are trying to set a maximum sessional rate for locums. The younger GPs seem to accept this without question worried about the next mortgage payment driving down locum earnings for all. £80/hour is not a lot given the work intensity, responsibility and need to cover considerable expenses. Locums are value for money for the NHS when you consider the charges of other professions eg. my dentist charges £37 to write a referral letter, a private physio charges about £55 for a 30min appointment, and locum nurse practitioners can earn £55/hour. Furthermore these other professions don't have to pay £7000+/year in defence fees.

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24 Jun 2013

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