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

Trot Globe, Get Paid With International 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 - December 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Advice for Anyone Contemplating Locum Tenens Work Advice for Anyone Contemplating Locum Tenens Work
After quitting full-time practice, Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, joined the ranks of medical temp workers. Here's her advice on getting started.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

How Hospitals Can Win with Locum Tenens
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has called off plans to shut Telford's A&E overnight. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital running normally with replacement workers during nurses strike
Indiana Regional Medical Center said Tuesday it was running normally despite a nurses strike that began Monday. The nurses union and the medical center were unable to come to an agreement last week for the expired contract, and the nurses walked out Monday. The medical center said that because of the five-day commitment it had to make to a staffing agency to get enough nurses to keep the hospital operating, it won't allow striking nurses to come back until Dec. 1. "As a sole community hospital,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Training nurses in Eastern Europe 'could solve the NHS staffing crisis'
Hunter Miller, a London-based recruitment agency, said connecting UK hospitals with universities and colleges in the EU could be a cost-effective way to train and hire more nurses for the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital gives nurses Wednesday deadline to call off strike
The Indiana Regional Medical Center gave its nurses union a deadline of noon Wednesday to call off a strike that is current planned for Monday. IRMC said it would cost $1.5 million to contract with a nursing staffing agency to help operate the health system in the event of a strike. That's because five days of outside nurses from the agency are required due to the staffing agency, according to hospital officials. It said it would deduct the $1.5 million from its contract offer, which the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Plans for state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales
Defence body says GPs should have more choice Related items fromOnMedica BMA and College demand halt in CQC inspections ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ ‘Questionable’ incentives slammed by lead GPs Poor CQC ratings linked to poor practice funding Tired GPs greatest threat to patient safety (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England updates locum cover payments protocol following GPC pressure
GP practices will be repaid for the costs of locums covering for GP partners gradually returning to work, following clarification from NHS England.  Local commissioners will be asked to reimburse the costs of locums covering for GP partners returning to work after sick leave on‘phased return or adjusted hours’.  This comes as NHS England updated its protocol on locum cover payments for GP performers on sick leave and phased return last month. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Just one in 10 locum GPs interested in future partnership role
Just around one in 10 locum GPs would consider taking on a partnership role in the future, a major survey of locum GPs has revealed.  In our sister publication Pulse's first ever survey of locum GPs, only 13% answered yes to whether they would‘ever’ become a partner in future, while 65% said no and the remainder that they did not know.  The main barriers appear to be a lack of a financial incentive and concerns regarding partner workloads. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Guidance on employing locum doctors
NHS England has issued guidance for organisations engaging with locum and short-term placement doctors, who often do not have easy access to to systems or structures in place to support their CPD, appraisal, revalidation and governance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Best Places to Work: 'Culture trumps strategy' at staffing firm
FlexCare Medical Staffing is a staffing firm that specializes in travel nurses, therapists and allied clinicians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

Best Places to Work: 'Culture trumps strategy' at staffing firm
FlexCare Medical Staffing is a staffing firm that specializes in travel nurses, therapists and allied clinicians. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

NHS turns to Australia to plug GP shortfall in England
Recruitment drive targets doctors who left UK as well as home-grown Australian GPs Related items fromOnMedica ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Study shows why GPs quit patient care Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services 2013 in review Almost 300 GP practices face closure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fewer locums opted to work during heatwave
A major London trust reported workforce shortages in July because fewer locums wanted to work during the heatwave. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS could save £480m a year by cutting agency staff
Research reveals five locum doctors cost the NHS over £2m a year Related items fromOnMedica GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse BMA reveals improvements to new GP contract Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall NHS failing to incentivise consultant performance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Locum rates increased in most parts of the UK over past 12 months
The average daily rates received by locums have risen in most parts of the country over the past 12 months, according to analysis by GPonline's sister site Medeconomics. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Safe medical staffing
This guidance aims to help those planning and organising core hospital medical services to answer the question:'How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and effective care for patients with medical problems?'(Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching trust offers higher rates than 'mandated' bank cap
A London teaching trust is offering higher pay than those “mandated” by the London-wide bank rates for medical locums following feedback from staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overseas agreement could mean new GP trainees
Caribbean deal will bring up to 100 trainees per year Related items fromOnMedica Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure NHS faces unpredictable outcomes following Brexit vote Practices should not use GP trainees as substitute locums Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP partnership review
A review, led by Dr Nigel Watson, will consider the challenges facing partnerships within the context of general practice and the wider NHS, the benefits and shortcomings of the partnership model for patients, partners, salaried GPs, locum GPs, practice nurses, and the wider NHS, and how best to reinvigorate the partnership model to equip it to help transform general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Take part in our locum rates survey and you could win £150 of John Lewis vouchers
GPonline and Medeconomics are running their annual survey to find out average rates charged by GP locums across the country. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Top 5 Locum Tenens Apps for Primary Care Providers
What are the top apps for primary care providers who do locum tenens work? Click through our quick slideshow to find out which apps can help keep you organized and prepared.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

How this Boulder defense contractor plans to triple revenue by 2021
The founder of the medical staffing company acknowledges that he got into the business at the right time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

6 Ways to Turn Locum Tenens into an Adventure of a Lifetime
(MedPage Today) -- Think: NASCAR racing, dog sledding, and sailing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news