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 […]

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Top 10 most requested specialties for locum doctors in August 2014

What doctors do the NHS need the most? August saw the influx of new junior doctors stampede through NHS trusts across the country, meaning locum doctors were in incredibly high demand, covering wards in all departments whilst new arrivals were trained and brought up to speed by permanent staff. Maintaining exceptionally high levels of patient […]

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Patient waits in ambulance for over 8 hours

Ambulances left queuing outside A&E for hours New research shows that around 300,000 ambulances were left queuing outside hospitals last year, with patients waiting to be seen in A&E. One patient waited for over eight hours. The figures, collected by Labour, show that despite the 15 minute nationally agreed standard, patients were kept waiting for […]

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Top 10 most requested specialties for locum doctors in May 2014

What specialties are in demand this month – could you be earning more? Hospital trusts across the country are on the hunt for high quality locum doctors, as a shortage of medical professionals has left departments struggling to provide top notch care for patients. This provides a fantastic window of opportunity for locum workers, across […]

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Top 10 most requested specialties for locum doctors in April 2014

Doctors, you are in high demand this month and every month – WHY? With a shortage of doctors at the moment your services in the locum world are in high demand. NHS trusts all over the country are currently scrambling to fill placements with high calibre doctors across a variety of specialties and grades. If you want […]

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