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We've introduced a new section to the site - locum rates! There's a discrepancy between rates in different parts of the country. There are also murmurings about hospitals in certain areas fixing rates to keep a downward pressure on what they pay. We think that by creating a platform that allows us to share rates openly, we can gain a better idea of which areas are paying us fairly and which aren't. With enough engagement, this information can be used to better inform the rates we should be asking for, and make it harder for hospitals to justify below market rates. The BMA has introduced their rate card initiative too. By compiling the rates being paid, we can track which trusts are responding and adjusting their rates to meet the fair market rate (as per the BMA card). Let us know your thoughts and any ideas on how to improve this platform!
509 day ago
If anyone has been to a solicitor you'll know they charge 100 sterling an hour excluding the administrative costs. Their decisions don't affect peoples lives and QoL. If people continue to work for <50-60 sterling even at SHO level, there is no surprise that medical staffing are sat sipping coffee in their office whilst you're losing your hair in the hospital. Lets be real.
The disrespect is real, remember it's not patients in need who are limiting us, it's the people in offices with no health problems who don't really care at the moment as it does not directly affect them. We only get treated in the way we allow ourselves to be treated, there's no-one to blame but ourselves, but when you realise, you've got to change it up. Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results.