Locum GP who caught coronavirus from super-spreader businessman at French chalet
Dr Catriona Greenwood, who is quarantined in a hospital in London having contracted the virus, carried out one shift as a replacement 'locum' doctor last week at the County Oak Medical Centre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one in 10 GPs working full-time with 40% switching to locum work that earns them up to £200,000
Just over one general practitioner in ten is now in a permanent, full-time position, statistics compiled by the General Medical Council (GMC) reveal (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising number of general practices in breach of contract
56% rise in breaches in a year, investigation shows Related items fromOnMedica Little evidence over poor quality of GP locums Leadership CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures CQC is rated well but 'requires improvement', says review General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Olathe health care staffing agency redefines rural care
In its 25th year, Olathe-based health care staffing agency Docs Who Care PA is helping ease the challenge of staffing rural areas with quality primary medical care. Although nearly 20% of Americans live in rural areas and depend on their hospitals as the most important and often the only source of care for the community, less than 10% of physicians practice in these communities, according to the American Hospital Association [PDF]. With low patient volumes a nd geographic isolation, recruitment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

The state of medical education and practice in the UK: 2019
This report highlights changing approaches to work-life balance and career development that impact on UK health services'ability to plan for patient demand. Against a backdrop of rising workloads and the need to recruit and retain a sustainable medical workforce, the report finds doctors moving away from traditional career and training paths. Among notable trends is the rise in the number of doctors choosing to spend time working as a locum, practising medicine abroad, or even taking a year out, rather than going straight into speciality or GP training after the completion of their initial training. (Source: Current Awaren...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High court rejects appeal over locum death-in-service benefits
A High Court judge has rejected an appeal over the denial of death-in-service benefits to the widower of a locum GP who died on her day off. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

As N.S. weighs using family practice anesthetists, red tape holds back Ont. doctor
A working group with the Nova Scotia Health Authority is considering the best way to introduce a family practice anesthesia pilot program. For Ontario doctor Annie Lu, it means she can't do locums in Nova Scotia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

General practice in Northern Ireland has ‘turned a corner’
LMC is told of a shift in priorities and funding allocation Related items fromOnMedica The changing role of community trusts in large geographies General practice has ‘serious structural faults’ 10% of patients have no access to GPs out-of-hours Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Little evidence over poor quality of GP locums
Study finds growing use of locum doctors Related items fromOnMedica GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want Shaping the future of medicines and pharmacy Can medicine be cured? How GPs can address Babylon ’s burning platform (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust finds hundreds of hidden waiters
A teaching hospital has discovered more than 630 patients who it failed to follow up “as a result of a high turnover of locums and failure of a trust process”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust and agency investigating ‘false claims’ over patient death
A trust and the NHS’ staffing agency have launched an investigation after a coroner found two nurses and a healthcare assistant may have lied about carrying out patient observations. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pinellas County medical staffing agency acquired
A Pinellas County medical staffing agency has been acquired by an Orlando-based workforce solutions company. Loyal Source, which provides contracting services worldwide, acquired SonoTemps of Tarpon Springs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SonoTemps, founded in 1995, specializes in medical imaging services, which will allow Loyal Source to offer more medical service lines for its clients, including travel nurses, physicians, advanced practice and allied and clinical specialty roles,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

Cancer sufferer, 29, reveals she was made to feel like a 'hypochondriac' for three years by a GP
Rebecca Hetherington, now 29, from Newcastle, started to feel unwell in 2013. She was diagnosed with stage two metastatic papillary thyroid cancer on May 17 2016 after a locum GP referred her for a scan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rediscovering the Joy of Practice via a Rocky Mountain Reboot Rediscovering the Joy of Practice via a Rocky Mountain Reboot
A burned-out physician who quit fulltime practice because of family responsibilities finds that locum tenens work in the Northwest was just the medicine she needed.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Letter Urges Protection of Access to Military Health Care
The AAFP and other medical groups recently called on House and Senate leaders to protect military medical staffing levels from a harmful proposed budget cut. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pensions crisis leading to outsourcing to Australia, warns union
The NHS pensions crisis is forcing trusts to outsource elective work at a “significantly higher cost” and rely on expensive locums to cover vacancies, a doctors’ union has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS-owned staffing agency appoints new chief exec
NHS Professionals has appointed a new chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why blinkered doctors mean millions of women could be living with undiagnosed heartfailure
Fran Halcrow, from Penicuik, Scotland, suffered from all the tell-tale symptoms of heart failure - her locum GP failed to identify the cause. Here, she tells her story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Carousel hires executive to help lead digital transformation
Health Carousel has hired Tracy Hankin as vice president of innovation at the Norwood, Ohio-based firm, which staffs medical centers nationwide with registered nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. She will lead innovation strategy in the Locum Tenens division – focused on the Health Carousel acquisition in May of North Carolina-based Lucidity – as part of the company’s commitment to digital transformation. Lucidity is a technology platform that connects physicians seeking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Health Carousel hires former Atlanta executive to help lead digital transformation
Health Carousel has hired Tracy Hankin as vice president of innovation at the Norwood, Ohio-based firm, which staffs medical centers nationwide with registered nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. She will lead innovation strategy in the Locum Tenens division – focused on the Health Carousel acquisition in May of North Carolina-based Lucidity – as part of the company’s commitment to digital transformation. Lucidity is a technology platform that connects physicians seeking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Locum Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology (Thyroid and General)
Applications are sought for a full time Locum Consultant post in Endocrinology (Thyroid& General) and Diabetic Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s Hospital).Endocrinology and Diabetes services at CUHFT are based in the Wolfson Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (WDEC). The WDEC is a dedicated ambulatory centre within the Wellcome Trust -MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), a purpose-built centre dedicated to research, education and clinical care in the area of metabolic disease.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Thyroid and General Endocri...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Community pharmacy sector concerned about new tax proposals
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIM),Team Locum and Locate (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GPs snub partnerships for locum and salaried roles
The number of GPs opting to work as salaried employees or locums rather than taking on partner roles is continuing to rise, according to the latest NHS workforce data. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Latest GP headcount still not enough to resolve current crisis, says BMA
Total number up, but fall in fully qualified and full-time equivalent GPs, NHS Digital figures show Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Ageing medical workforce - a growing trend (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trainee GP takes on clinical director role within primary care network
A trainee GP has successfully been appointed as clinical director of a primary care network, it has emerged.  Hosting a Twitter chat on networks on 14 May, NHS England's director of primary care Dr Nikita Kanani said she is aware of cases where a trainee, a pharmacist and locum GPs have been named clinical directors within their networks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 16, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

List analysis: Health-care industry sees increased worker demand in Wichita
Demand for health-care workers bolsters nursing pipeline at WSU and increases need for local medical staffing services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

GMC promises fewer investigations into one-off mistakes
Speedy assessment process has seen more cases closed without going to formal stage Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales attempts to boost pharmacy workforce
Welsh government launches new campaign to attract more pharmacists and £3.6m more for to train them Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee This is good news for patients and GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Profits plummet at major healthcare staffing agency
Turnover and profits have fallen significantly at a large supplier of agency staff to the NHS, its annual accounts have revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh locum register will place ‘significant burden’ on practice managers
The new locum register in Wales will place a‘significant burden’ on practice managers, a member of the National Welsh Practice Managers Committee has warned. Launching this month, the All Wales Locum Register (AWLR) will make the country the first UK nation to introduce a list of GP locums. All Welsh GP locums will be required to join the register to access the state-backed indemnity scheme which protects them against claims arising from clinical negligence for NHS work.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 4, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Best Places to Work Honoree: Next Medical Staffing
Next Medical Staffing in Miamisburg, a division of Health Carousel, has several new employee engagement and retention efforts underway. The company launched its Health Carousel University last year to provide employees more resources to develop their careers, as well as a Manager Essentials training program, said Johanna Krogh, senior employee engagement and recognition specialist. Other employee-engagement efforts included a Mas querade Gala to celebrate company milestones and recognize top performers;… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

Locum Tenens: The Upsides of Being a'Freelance Physician'Locum Tenens: The Upsides of Being a'Freelance Physician '
In an excerpt from his new book, Dr Andrew Wilner describes why more doctors are being enticed into'The Locum Life. 'Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Campaign to attract former GPs back to general practice
The campaign aims to encourage GPs who have retired or left the NHS back into practice Related items fromOnMedica ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Add GPs to the shortage occupation list, Royal College urges government Study shows why GPs quit patient care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

15-minute laser treatment best for glaucoma
Trial results suggest new treatment could save the NHS £250m a year Related items fromOnMedica Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Number of FGM concerns in children has more than doubled over past year Harms out-weight benefits for knee surgery for persistent pain Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leading GP to co-chair forum on NHS Long-Term Plan
Former RCGP chair takes on new leadership role Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Curb Burnout With Locum Tenens
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can a Nurse Practitioner Take a Locum Tenens Position? Can a Nurse Practitioner Take a Locum Tenens Position?
Before agreeing to cover for a physician on leave, NPs and medical practices should be aware of Medicare's fee-for-time compensation rule.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

The Partnership Review: LLPs - Panacea or Placebo?
With the recent release of Dr Nigel Watson's 'GP Partnership Review', VWV examines the key points raised in the report and the overall evolution of the partnership model, more importantly Limited Liability Partnerships Related items fromOnMedica Drop in GPs and community health staff threatens Long Term Plan GP partnership model review head announced Supertanker partnerships ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gene therapy hopes for AMD
Oxford woman in world first trials of treatment to prevent sight loss Related items fromOnMedica Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening Age itself is not a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts A&E dementia admissions soar due to 'threadbare' social care Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four Strategies To Improve Locum Tenens Credentialing
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Busiest outpatient speciality 'relying on' locums and outsourcing
Most NHS trusts are now relying on extra capacity to manage demand in the busiest outpatient speciality across the health service, a new report has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Taking Control With Locum Tenens
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 2, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts
Latest workforce census points to severe shortages amid rapidly rising demand Related items fromOnMedica Primary open angle glaucoma Acute angle closure glaucoma Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mortality in trauma patients admitted during, before, and after national academic emergency medicine and trauma surgery meeting dates in Japan - Yumoto T, Naito H, Ihoriya H, Yorifuji T, Nakao A.
Annually, many physicians attend national academic meetings. While participating in these meetings can have a positive impact on daily medical practice, attendance may result in reduced medical staffing during the meeting dates. We sought to examine whethe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hospital PPPs Undermine Healthcare
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 2019 (IPS)Despite all the evidence to the contrary, and substantial opposition from community groups, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are still being promoted to deliver sustainable development.Public-private hospital partnerships are supposed to ensure that the private sector will offer much needed efficiency in healthcare provision. Anis ChowdhuryHowever, any government considering healthcare PPPs should be aware of the Australian experience, especially after what has happened with the Northern Beaches Hospital, a PPP between the New South Wale...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Still too few people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in senior NHS roles
And reports of discrimination on the up, latest annual report shows Related items fromOnMedica Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations New regulations promise better protection for whistleblowers GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator set to double capacity to test overseas doctors for work in UK
GMC will open new centre in Manchester this summer, taking capacity up to 11,000 a year Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Doctors believe patient care has worsened ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ways to Improve Locum Tenens Credentialing
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 12, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Workforce toughest issue NHS faces over long-term, say employers
Planning and talent management must be priorities, says NHS Employers in this year ’s submission to Pay Review Body Related items fromOnMedica Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Steep rise in early retirement for hospital doctors GP contract – a step in the right direction? Staff survey results ‘alarming’, say health leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news