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Locum basics: Setting your rate

This week Pulse is focusing on the multi-faceted world of locum working. If you’re starting out, it can be hard to know the basics – like how much you should charge. In this video we uncover the top four things that you should consider when setting your rate 

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  • 1. Think of a number.
    2. Double it.
    3. Add a zero. Then double it again.
    4. tightly define what you mean by "work", "session" and when you expect payment.
    5. Get your invoice in early.
    6. Revise the relationship between demand and supply from your A level economics textbook.
    7. Double it, no wait, Treble it.
    8. Remind the poor partners paying your fees that they don't HAVE to pay you if they don't want you to work there...
    9. Double it in week 4.
    10. Sleep soundly. Retire early. Buy yourself something nice.

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  • to anonymous GP partner 20 Jul 2016 9:58pm

    If being a locum is that lucrative and you are so poor why don't you change?

    (I'm currently a partner but have been a locum and salaried GP in the past)

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  • It would be useful if we had some information about pension contributions. Do practices have to fill in a form as well as us?

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  • I've been a GP for 16 years, I get paid the same as the recently qualified GPs and that is no where near the £77-£100 per hour.

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