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GP recruitment issues push locum rates to £1.4k a day in one area


I recently had a haircut - it took about 10 mins and the charge was £14. Out of interest, I calculated my income per patient and it works out to... £15.60 per patient. forget day rate, hourly rate and look at it from a per client basis - we are currently valued as no different to cheap hairdressers. I'm in favor of an exit from the NHS with the market dictating our rate and it will be a lot more than £1400 a day. I'm thinking the rate will be £500 per hour. I'm not anti-NHS - I like the idea BUT the public as a whole don't value us and I'd like them to see what the true costs to them would be if we left - only then will they start valuing us again. And no technology will only do so much as we are effectively taking on the risk - Babylon doesn't - it passes that risk on to its clinicians. As good as AI might be - it will never take on the costs of risk.

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10 Jul 2018

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