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 […]

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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 […]

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Physio & Occupational Therapists: What’s the Difference?

There is often confusion when it comes to differentiating Physio from Occupational Therapy with many believing the two are one in the same thing. Whilst these two professions do; at times, crossover, there are many key differences between them. Treating individuals with physical problems which may have been caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing […]

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Meet Total Assist at this year’s events!

Total Assist will be exhibiting at various events this year with the hope to meet some new friendly faces. Exhibitions are a great way to widen your network; meeting all kinds of people that are in the same industry to you. Whether you need help fulfilling recruitment needs, searching for a new placement/position or even […]

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Tackling Care home and nursing shortages

According to healthcare regulator; CQC (Care Quality Commission), 62% of care homes within the NHS are falling short of a ‘good’ rating. One possible cause of this is staffing shortages within care homes across the country and not enough staff on duty. Many care homes were not offering regular one-to-one supervision or annual appraisals as […]

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