Kenya: 175 Support Staff Medics in Kisumu Protest Nonpayment of Salaries Since April
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Over 100 locum health workers contacted by the Kisumu County downed their tools on Thursday to protest nonpayment of salaries since April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Community pharmacy staff flu vaccination
To help protect community pharmacy teams from seasonal flu and ongoing Covid-19 risks, NHS England and NHS Improvement is asking employers to ensure that all their staff, including locums, are vaccinated as soon as possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Third of locum GPs considering switch to permanent role after pandemic disruption
A third of locum GPs are considering moving to a permanent role after a sharp drop in available work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a GPonline poll suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP locum rates across UK increased over past 12 months, poll suggests
Average rates paid to locum GPs by practices have risen in all parts of the UK over the past 12 months, according to analysis by GPonline's sister site Medeconomics. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Most young GPs tempted by golden hellos for partnership roles, poll suggests
Most salaried GPs, locums and registrars say the offer of £20,000 golden hello payments to first-time GP partners could encourage them to take on partnership roles, a poll shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Locum GP exodus to salaried roles as COVID-19 pandemic hits income
As many as 1,000 GPs may have quit locum work to take up salaried positions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic because of concerns over financial security, sessional GP leaders believe. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Pennsylvania announces plan to hire 1,000 more Covid-19 contact tracers
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring 1,000 additional contract tracers to bolster the state ’s efforts to contain coronavirus outbreaks by quickly notifying people who might have been exposed according to WPXI. The Health Department announced a $23 million, federally funded contract with Atlanta-based staffing agency Insight Global to recruit, hire and train the new workers, who will jo in the state’s existing contact-tracing force of more than 650 WPXI reports. The new jobs include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

A Locum Tenens MD Works During COVID: Eerie, Empty Hotels, Desolate Airports A Locum Tenens MD Works During COVID: Eerie, Empty Hotels, Desolate Airports
A physician who travels throughout the country as a locum tenens has found the experience lonelier -- but still rewarding -- during the time of COVID-19.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 17, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

How Rich Investors, Not Doctors, Profit From Marking Up ER Bills How Rich Investors, Not Doctors, Profit From Marking Up ER Bills
TeamHealth, a medical staffing firm owned by private-equity giant Blackstone, charges multiples more than the cost of ER care. The money left over after covering costs goes to the company, not the doctors.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Fair death-in-service deal for locums vital before second COVID-19 wave, warns BMA
The government must do ‘the right thing’ and secure adequate death-in-service benefits for all locum GPs before a potential second coronavirus peak, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

More than half of GP locums have seen a significant drop in income due to COVID-19
More than half of GP locums have experienced a significant fall in their income during the COVID-19 pandemic, a GPonline poll suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Locums to be covered by life assurance scheme
The Government has confirmed to RPS that locums in England are covered by the new death in service benefit for frontline NHS key workers during COVID-19. This followsan earlier clarification from the (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The doctor, 30, who feared she would die with coronavirus
Dr Geraldine McGroarty, who works as a locum doctor in A&E, was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in London last month after contracting Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional Disability Associates Announces Sarah Lawsure as Vice...
Leading disability solutions and advisory services provider appoints industry veteran and respected clinical strategist to lead and grow its medical file review and medical staffing offerings(PRWeb May 11, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/professional_disability_associates_announces_sarah_lawsure_as_vice_president_of_clinical_and_vocational_services/prweb17095881.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Locums forced to choose between high-risk work and unemployment in pandemic
Locum GPs are being forced to choose between taking on high-risk face-to-face shifts or going without work during the coronavirus pandemic, GP leaders say. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 30, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Locum GPs 'stranded' as work dries up in COVID-19 crisis
Locum GPs have been left in limbo during the COVID-19 pandemic with routine work drying up and NHS 111 shifts oversubscribed, sessional GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Government failure to guarantee GP death-in-service rights in England 'shameful'
BMA leaders have hit out a 'shameful' failure by the UK government to provide guarantees to locum GPs, retired doctors returning to the frontline and newly-qualified clinicians over death-in-service rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Scotland offers locum death-in-service guarantee as Westminster dithers
Scotland has guaranteed that all staff including locums will be eligible for full death-in-service benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as doctors' leaders hit out at the Westminster government's failure to deliver an equivalent promise. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

KKR-backed Envision Healthcare hires restructuring advisers
Medical staffing group hit by drop in elective surgeries since coronavirus arrived in US (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Locums hit out over death-in-service delay amid COVID-19 pandemic
Locum GPs and returners have yet to receive assurances over death-in-service rights more than a month after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

New York City hospitals cancel temporary workers as coronavirus cases stabilize
Staffing agencies, which have deployed thousands of healthcare workers in recent weeks to jobs at hospitals in New York City and other areas hit hard by the coronavirus, say some of those temporary workers are no longer needed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Practices offered less than average locum rate for bank holiday opening
Practices in England will be reimbursed a maximum of just £62.50 an hour for locum cover over the Easter bank holidays as they remain open to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Alteon Health slashes benefits for doctors and nurses trying to fight coronavirus
(Natural News) As some companies work to increase employee pay amid the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Alteon Health, a major medical staffing organization, is reportedly slashing salaries, reducing time off, and trimming retirement benefits for its doctors and nurses because it says revenues are down. According to the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, Alteon, which is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cashflow fears for locums as government relaxes 10-week pension rule
Locums will have longer to declare pensionable income under plans to relax a 10-week time limit during the coronavirus outbreak - but could face cashflow problems as practices struggle to pay on time. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Zero hours deal to guarantee death-in-service rights for locum GPs
Locums will be guaranteed full death-in-service rights during the coronavirus outbreak under a zero hours contract that GP leaders hope to unveil later this week, GPonline has learned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Failure to secure locum death-in-service benefits ‘morally unforgivable’, warn doctors
Failure to provide death-in-service guarantees to locum GPs during the coronavirus pandemic would be ‘morally unforgivable’, the Doctors Association UK (DAUK) has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Workforce chief ‘shocked’ by reports of agencies hiking rates
NHS workforce chiefs have expressed concern over reports of recruitment agencies increasing their rates for staff since the coronavirus outbreak, in what appears to be profiteering. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Locum GPs turning down shifts over lack of protection during COVID-19 outbreak
Locum GPs are hesitating to book sessions and cancelling work during the COVID-19 outbreak because of inadequate sick pay and death-in-service guarantees, a survey reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Locums demand sick pay and death-in-service guarantee amid coronavirus outbreak
Locum GPs have demanded guarantees over sick pay and full death-in-service rights during the coronavirus outbreak - warning that doctors could refuse to work or face bankruptcy. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Doc Shortage, Turnover Are Factors in Locum Tenens Surge: Report Doc Shortage, Turnover Are Factors in Locum Tenens Surge: Report
A new survey shows a big rise in the percentage of hospital and practice managers seeking locum tenens physicians as many employed physicians relocate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Locum Tenens Surge Due to Doc Shortage, Turnover Locum Tenens Surge Due to Doc Shortage, Turnover
A new survey shows a big rise in the percentage of hospital and practice managers seeking locum tenens physicians as many employed physicians relocate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ghana: Locum Doctors Augment Service Delivery in UER Hospital
[Ghanaian Times] Management of the Upper East Regional Hospital has engaged the services of six locum doctors as part of strategies to bridge the doctor-patient ratio of about 1:25,000 for quality service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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