Dallas-based medical staffing company welcomes new leadership, shifts headquarters within North Texas
Curative Talent, a Dallas-based health care staffing company welcomed new leadership to its Clinical Search unit and announced plans to relocate its headquarters. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Plamedie Ifasso Source Type: news

Dallas-based medical staffing company welcomes new leadership, shifts headquarters within North Texas
Curative Talent, a Dallas-based health care staffing company welcomed new leadership to its Clinical Search unit and announced plans to relocate its headquarters. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Plamedie Ifasso Source Type: news

South Africa: Right to Care Becomes First NGO in SA to Introduce Mandatory Vaccine Policy
[Right to Care] Leading health NGO, Right to Care, which employs some 4,500 at group level, has announced its mandatory vaccine policy. All Right to Care staff, consultants, contractors and locums must receive a Covid-19 vaccine within six months of becoming eligible to receive a vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic helps push traveling nurse firm to faster growth
Ethos Medical Staffing is ready to move into a larger headquarters and grow its staff. Founder and CEO Jeff Stoner talks about navigating growth and the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

RPS calls for free flu jabs for pharmacists
RPS is calling on the NHS to offer free flu jabs for all pharmacists in England and Wales following reports that pharmacy teams across primary care, including locum staff, would not be given access to (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NHS England draws up first national inventory of medical staffing gaps
NHS England is analysing medical staffing gaps in all acute services across England, in what appears to be the first exercise of its kind, amid concerns staffing is holding back elective services recovery. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical staffing in England: a defining moment for doctors and patients
This report finds that many frontline social care workers are undervalued by as much as 39 per cent – nearly £ 7,000 per year – in comparison with their peers in equivalent positions in other publicly funded sectors. With the social care sector losing more than 34 per cent of its employees every year and having 112,000 vacancies presently, this research brings into stark focus the roots of an unprecedented workforce cris is. The report provides evidence that frontline carers receive an unjust deal in comparison with other publicly funded industries and breaks the stereotype that social care is a'low-skill...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical staffing in England
This report shows current workforce data trends analysis, and how the government can combat the widening gap between medical staff supply and increasing patient need. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most practices have increased use of locum GPs to tackle workload pressures
More than half of GP practices have been forced to increase their use of locums in the past six months to deal with growing workload pressures, a GPonline poll reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Funding boost for NHS bid to establish local banks of GPs working flexibly
NHS leaders are aiming to complete the rollout of 'flexible pools' of locum and salaried GPs across England, offering £120,000 per health system in 2021/22 to support the programme. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Travel nurses, medical staffing industry pushed to the limits by Covid-19
On one of her first days working in an Arizona hospital, Kelsi Shawd placed the bodies of Covid-19 patients into cadaver bags. For months, Katherine Hall watched her patients suffer, not sure whether they would die or recover enough to go home. Some nights, Johnathan Hopper drank 12 beers just to get to sleep after his shift ended at a New York hospital when the city was the epicenter of the pandemic in 2020. “I’ve seen hundreds of people die,” Hopper said. “You can’t sleep, but you… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mollie Jamison, Rylee Kirk, Izzy Koyama, Maya Leachman and Isaac Stone Simonelli Source Type: news

Travel nurses, medical staffing industry pushed to the limits by Covid-19
On one of her first days working in an Arizona hospital, Kelsi Shawd placed the bodies of Covid-19 patients into cadaver bags. For months, Katherine Hall watched her patients suffer, not sure whether they would die or recover enough to go home. Some nights, Johnathan Hopper drank 12 beers just to get to sleep after his shift ended at a New York hospital when the city was the epicenter of the pandemic in 2020. “I’ve seen hundreds of people die,” Hopper said. “You can’t sleep, but you… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mollie Jamison, Rylee Kirk, Izzy Koyama, Maya Leachman and Isaac Stone Simonelli Source Type: news

This group helped get N.Y.'s mass vaccination sites staffed and running quickly — and smoothy
A public-private partnership with staffing agencies across New York helped the state find willing workers quickly for vaccination sites. Here's how they did it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Capital Region recruiting firms hire 600 people for New York vaccination sites
New York state's effort to get the Covid-19 vaccines to millions of people has required filling hundreds of positions quickly. A statewide collection of more than 30 staffing agencies has made that possible. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

North Carolina's jobs pipeline exceeds 63K, signaling recovery could be ready for takeoff
With the potential for 63,000 new jobs on the line, North Carolina is bouncing back when it comes to economic development. As of April 1, the state’s top recruitment agency, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, was looking at a pipeline with 191 total recruitment and expansion projects. If North Carolina were to win all of them, it would mean 63,000 new jobs and $22 billion in new investment. “ That compares to the nearly 200 active projects we were working at the onset… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Locum GPs half as likely as partners to have both COVID-19 jabs by end of February
Locum GPs were half as likely as GP partners to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February, BMA data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Care by Locum Tenens Hospitalists Compares Well Care by Locum Tenens Hospitalists Compares Well
Care by locum tenens hospitalists, often thought to be an expensive solution to staffing shortages, may have advantages in patient outcomes and hospital costs, a new observational study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Relief for locums as freeze on pension '10-week rule' extended for 2021/22
Locum GPs will have longer to declare pensionable income this year after officials confirmed a freeze on the ‘10-week rule’ will continue in 2021/22 due to COVID-19 pressures. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Locum Pharmacist portal to register for your own NHS Covid-19 vaccination
Self-employed locum pharmacists in England who are finding it difficult to get their COVID-19 vaccination through their main employer/s or local NHS can use a free portal set up by the Pharmacy Defenc (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Locum pharmacy technicians urged to get COVID-19 vaccination
Locum pharmacy technicians working on the frontline across primary care are encouraged to ensure they take up the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is offered to them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Locum GPs left behind in patchy COVID-19 vaccine rollout
COVID-19 vaccination for locum GPs has trailed behind the rollout to other doctors, according to BMA polling that shows more than one in 10 are yet to receive their first dose. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati's fastest-growing companies makes acquisition
A fast-growing medical staffing firm with an acquisitive history has struck another deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

NHS England to fund local banks of GPs working flexibly
NHS England is to provide local health systems with £120,000 each to set up new 'flexible pools' of locum and salaried GPs to support practices. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospital Staffs Stretched Thin During Virus Surge in CA
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state’s emergency care system. As of Sunday, more than 16,840 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections — more than double the previous peak reached in July — and a state model that uses current data to forecast future trends shows the number could reach 75,000 by mid-January. More than 3,610 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units. Al...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

N.W.T. issued dozens of emergency licences to Alberta physicians in first-stage of pandemic response 
The territory granted dozens of emergency licenses to Alberta physicians and locums to provide virtual care during the initial stages of the pandemic, CBC News has learned.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

N.W.T. issued dozens of emergency licences to Alberta physicians in first stage of pandemic response 
The territory granted dozens of emergency licenses to Alberta physicians and locums to provide virtual care during the initial stages of the pandemic, CBC News has learned.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Health care startup plans new HQ in McKinney, hires alongside pandemic pivot
As demand for nurses increases, LocuMatch is pivoting to meet that demand, and it's planning to hires and a new HQ to keep up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Cummings Source Type: news

Evers Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Health Care Workforce
The Department of Health Services (DHS) and Department of Administration (DOA) have recently contracted with a staffing agency to assist in hiring more staff for health care and skilled nursing facilities. This contract is the latest in a list of efforts by Governor Evers and his administration to boost staffing at facilities across the state. “Our health care and skilled nursing facility staff have been on the front lines of this pandemic since the beginning,” said DHS Secretary-designee...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Lack of support left locums at physical and financial risk in pandemic, say LMCs
Locum GPs have faced significant physical and financial risk because of a lack of support through the COVID-19 pandemic, LMCs have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Practices can use £150m COVID fund to hire locum GPs, BMA confirms
GP practices in England can use their share of a £150m COVID capacity fund to hire locums, the BMA has confirmed, easing fears the cash would be tied up in red tape and limited to salaried posts. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

State issues coronavirus safety fine to Farmer John plant in Vernon
State officials said the company and its temporary staffing agency failed to provide PPE, require physical distancing or train employees in ways to avoid infection. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Miller Source Type: news

NHS bid to 'corral locum GPs' into permanent roles with £150m pandemic fund
NHS officials are trying to 'corral locum GPs' into salaried positions with a £150m fund to support GP capacity during the pandemic, sessional GP representatives have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

Locum GPs 'sucked up' by private sector as COVID-19 hits income
Locum GPs have been 'sucked up' by private sector healthcare providers as the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a sharp fall in NHS income, GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 1, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

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 10, 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