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


It’s called a market. If what you want is in short supply it costs more. Apologies for stating the obvious, I have every sympathy for folk who can’t take leave because they feel they can’t afford cover but that’s how much Drs are worth. As suggested already either adjust the quality of the service you’re providing so you can afford to employ the staff you need or become a Locum yourself. You are not a charity and neither are the people you employ.

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22 Mar 2018

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