Thousands of medical training posts announced in ‘biggest ever’ expansion

The Department of Health has announced plans to extensively expand its medical training placements by an extra 1,500 doctors per year by 2020. The plan is being hailed as the “biggest ever” in the health service’s 69 years.   The current number of student doctors is said to increase by 25% under the new proposal […]

Read More

IR35 Update: NHS to assess locums on a ‘case-by-case basis’

Nearly 2 months after the new reforms of the IR35 legislation went live (see our previous article on IR35 here) clients and contractors are still getting to grips with the new taxation laws. The point of the new changes which were made back in April 2017 was to shift the responsibility of determining how a […]

Read More

What do you need to take on locum assignments?

Starting a new locum placement is always exciting, whether it’s your first shift or you’re a regular locum. Either way, if you are travelling further afield, it is essential that you have all the right documents with you so that you aren’t held up by forgotten paperwork once you’ve begun your stay. Since Total Assist is partnered with […]

Read More

How to Choose your Speciality?

Working in the medical industry has incredibly varied and diverse career paths with so many different specialities and sub-specialities to choose from. With such a wide array of options, you are bound to find your place in the job market. One of the recommended methods of helping you decide which speciality you should adopt involves […]

Read More

Child Heart Surgery Units Face Closure

Many cardiology and complex surgery units across the country face closure due to concerns regarding consistency of care. Three hospitals in particular have been targeted which specialise in congenital heart problems and provide complex surgery for children and adults. The plan to close units in Leicester, Manchester and London surfaced in 2016 after a 15-year […]

Read More

IR35: New tax reforms for locum staff

IR35 is a tax legislation originally devised in 1999 to combat tax avoidance by those supplying their services to a client by means of an intermediary (such as a limited or personal service company) but would be classed as an employee if an intermediary was not used. This legislation particularly affects those in the medical […]

Read More

Total Assist Recruitment Consultant – Academy

Established in 1999 Total Assist Recruitment Ltd is a leader in the Medical Recruitment sector with a lively and vibrant head office based in the heart of Romford. Every few months, Total Assist begins an academy where for 6 weeks the consultant will be paid and trained reaping in commission and benefits as they work. […]

Read More

Are you an ‘A’, a ‘B’ an ‘AB’ or an ‘O’?

This may be an abstract question, however the answer may one day save your life. Doctors, Nurses, AHP and HSS candidates will tell you that listed in the title of this post are our four main blood groups.  Phlebotomists can go further still, stating just how blood flows around the body and how, when in […]

Read More

Are GP working hours safe?

Leading official lays bare GP concerns GP and senior Care Quality Commission official Professor Steve Field has stated that GP’s working hours will need to be closely monitored to ensure the safety of patients and the well being of staff. The chief inspector of family doctors in England has also warned against the rising demands […]

Read More

  • [cq_vc_cubebox frontavatar="icon" icon_fontawesome="fa fa-stethoscope" fronttitle="Register" backavatar="icon" back_icon_fontawesome="fa fa-stethoscope" backcontent="join us and experience how a locum agency should be" rotatecube="5" cardstyle="customized" frontbg="#003399" backbg="#0092cc" cubewidth="100%" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Ftotalassist.co.uk%2Fdoctors%2Fregistration|title:Register%20With%20Total%20Assist|"][cq_vc_cubebox frontavatar="icon" icon_fontawesome="fa fa-calendar" fronttitle="Submit Your Availability" backavatar="icon" back_icon_fontawesome="fa fa-calendar" backcontent="let us match you with opportunities based on your availability" rotatecube="5" cardstyle="customized" frontbg="#0092cc" backbg="#003399" cubewidth="100%" link="url:http%3A%2F%2Ftotalassist.co.uk%2Favailability|title:Register%20With%20Total%20Assist|"]