Locum tenens is temporary fill in for vacant posts. Hospitals and private clinics often use locum tenens to staff up for busy times, as a stopgap when bringing on a new physician or as a temporary fill in of someone on vacation or maternity leave.
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On 4th December 2017, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a public consultation on its proposal to charge nursing associates the same registration fee as it does for nurses and midwives.
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The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has claimed that over three-quarters of medical students report hearing negative comments about general practice from clinicians, educational trainers, and/or academics by the .... Read More
Health Education England (HEE) has launched a new national framework that sets out and defines the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs). HEE devised the ‘National framework for multi-professional advanced clinical practice’ in partnership with NHS Improvemen.... Read More
In July 2014, the UK government has introduced a new requirement for all nurses and midwives to hold an applicable Professional Indemnity Arrangement. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that if a patient is harmed in some way due to the negligence of the healthc.... Read More
On 7th November 2017, the government has published a new document providing more detail on how the proposed new 'settled status' for EU citizens and their family members will work after the UK leaves the EU.
The new document sets out how EU citizens wi.... Read More
Revalidation is the process of renewing your registration introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), where all nurses and midwives are required to revalidate in order to keep practicing in the UK.
It is the new technique fo.... Read More
According to Health Foundation report, the National policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is “not fit for purpose”. The report found high staff turnover and instability across the NHS, and a drop in the number of trainee nurses.
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For medical professionals, patient scheduling is an integral part of their routine work. Availability of medical scheduling software has made patient scheduling easier than ever before.
With the use of scheduling software you can manage your patient appoi.... Read More
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched a new guide for overseas doctors who want to move to the UK and work in general practice.
The guide: 'Living and working in the UK as a GP: a guide for.... Read More
Speaking at the Royal College of GPs conference in Liverpool, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has announced that the Department of Health (DH) is to work with GP representatives on developi.... Read More
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for 5 years. Make sure your EHIC is valid before your travel. You can renew your EHIC before six months of the expiration date and it’s free. If none of your personal details have changed, you can rene.... Read More
The Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced that the government is launching a public consultation to gather opinions on whether to introduce presumed consent (also known as opt-out) for organ donation in England. The consultation will be launched by t.... Read More
Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health has announced that extra 5000 trainee nurse places will be created next year to increase the numbers of home-grown NHS staff.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Hunt promised the lar.... Read More
United Kingdom exit from the European Union (EU) is posing risks to the National Health Service (NHS) workforce, its finances, and the licensing of medical products, and to health and scientific research.
This warn.... Read More
After the successful completion of Foundation Year programme, you are then able to go on training in a chosen specialty. Applying for specialty training is highly competitive and need to have some significant amount of planning and research..... Read More
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released a new guidance to support junior doctors when prescribing in hospitals.
RCP guidance, Supporting Junior Doctors in Safe Prescribing, provides a number of.... Read More
Medicine and Healthcare are increasingly using technology solutions to improve workloads, consuming vital health data and delivering better patient care.
Software automation has become one of the crucial parts of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.... Read More
Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) are liaisons between the medical profession and attorneys. They provide medical counsel and assistance to lawyers about the insight into medical issues and accepted practice standards. They reviewRead More
According to the latest finding from Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), the number of patients waiting more than 12 months for an operation in Wales has risen by more than 400 per cent in the past four years.
An RCS Freedom of .... Read More
Communication is the only foundation of any good relationship. The doctor-patient relationship is more vital than anything. It’s an all-time on relationship. Its good when the patient is available at a hospital or clinic but at times when they are unavailable to see a docto.... Read More
National Health Service (NHS) England has launched a new nationwide pilot scheme to help NHS whistleblowers back into work.
The new Whistleblowers Support Scheme, with a £100,000 budget, will.... Read More
The British government plans to keep visa-free travel to the United Kingdom for EU visitors after Brexit. However, the government would impose restrictions on their employment.
Once the country leaves the EU in March 2019, EU citizens would have to
As a locum tenens physician, you might need to work in a new setting in each of your assignment. There is a whole lot of thing to consider while starting a new job.
We have pointed out some checklist for you for your first day at work. We are helping you .... Read More
On 8th August 2017, the General Medical Council (GMC) has joined other health and care regulators to agree a joint statement on handling conflicts of interest.
The nine health and care professional r.... Read More
On 27th July 2017, the National Health Service (NHS) England has launched a ten-point action plan to develop the role that general practice nurses play in the NHS workforce.
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The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) is calling for an extra 2,200 emergency medicine consultants to reach safe, sustainable staffing levels as part of new strategy to help deliver better care in emergency departments.... Read More
The chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said that the National Health Service will recruit around 2,000 more GPs from the EU and overseas countries including Australia and New Zealand to meet its staffing target.... Read More
On 13th July 2017, the National Health Service (NHS) England has announced a new set of performance targets for the ambulance service that will apply to every single 999 calls for the first time.
The new.... Read More
A new survey has revealed that the number of people in the clinical academic workforce has a considerable fall over the last five years.
The latest findings from NHS England’s GP Patient Survey shows that General Practitioners are increasingly unable to meet their patients’ needs in terms of arranging appointments and continuity of care.
Between January and March 2017, .... Read More
The General Medical Council (GMC) survey has found that over half of doctors in training are still working longer hours than they should, more than one in five are regularly left short of sleep by their working patterns, and ro.... Read More
Reference check is one vital part of the medical job application process for any level of job position and specialty. It is worth to give at least a half of thought to your list of referees depending upon your job position description and selection criteria..... Read More
On a given day, on average 3,500 locum doctors cover various shifts in the National Health Service (NHS). Even though, locum work has its own benefits – it can be especially helpful for international doctors to do so.... Read More
According to a new survey by the British Medical Association (BMA), half of sessional GPs suffer from work-related stress and the proportion is closer to two thirds among those who are in salaried or full-time roles.
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After a successful application to the specialty training programs via Oriel, the online recruitment system, applicants need to go through various interviews and assessment exercises at a selected specialty centre.
It is vital that the applicant know the selection processe.... Read More
Lord Carter’s “Operational Productivity and Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals: Unwarranted Variations” report highlights the pharmacy activity, which calls for a clinically focused pharmacy staff to deal with outpatient dispensing to fr.... Read More
Junior doctors can apply to many different specialty-training programs, as they like. Its important to do some research on the specialty choice before submitting an application. Applicants should understand the processes, specialty recruiter expectations<.... Read More
Junior doctors are struggling to meet the financial costs of postgraduate specialty training in the UK. Those doctors pay for mortgage, day to day expenses and fund for a competitive CV while also paying a large sum to their obligatory training.
Meanwhile, the Ann.... Read More
At the NHS Confederation Conference in Manchester, Simon Stevens the head of NHS England has announced the launch of a new programme to fast-track innovations from across the world to the NHS vanguard. For the first time, NHS will provide an expl.... Read More
NHS England is on a quest to find a right candidate for director post of digital experience. The title offers a London base and at least of £131,301 remuneration.
As explained in vacancy notice, the director of digital experience will be a key senior leader<.... Read More
George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences has announced two exciting developments on Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) at the National Information Board Leadership Summit in London. In July 2016, HSCIC will change its name to NHS Digital<.... Read More
The NHS has emerged as the key battleground in the UK’s membership of European Union. The Brexit so called for the British leaving the EU campaign have raised the most debated issue of the time in the most desired healthcare system. Will this help or hinder the NHS?.... Read More
Professional Indemnity also known as Professional Liability Insurance is a way that helps protect professionals and service providing individuals for bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by the client.
Professional In.... Read More
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, the leading charity for doctors, medical students and their families of the UK conducted a survey to find medical professions attitudes toward their own health and well being. The survey was done on 1351 doctors of .... Read More
Medical resume is vital in a job search for medical professional, which is often taken as a first impression towards your prospective employer’s. A medical resume is different from any other kind of professional resume. It relates to a complex, demanding and comprehensive s.... Read More
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The General Medical Council has set the same set of instructions for locum doctors for the revalidation. However, locum doctors experience some challenges regarding the appraisals and revalidation such as finding responsible officer or collecting supporting information etc.<.... Read More
On the 16th of June NHS employer has finally released the second version of the Terms and Conditions of Services (TCS) for junior doctor contract. The first Version of the agreement between the Read More
The Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test demonstrate International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice medicine in the UK. It is designed to test doctor’s ability to work safely as a Senior House Officer (.... Read More
The Northern Ireland GPC (NIGPC) chairman, Dr Tom Black declared in an announcement that primary care in Northern Ireland is on the edge of a full-blown crisis. He said 3/4th of General Practitioners struggles to cope up with the elevating workload in .... Read More
On 31st May the NHS Confederation published a report in the New Care Models and Prevention: An Integral Partnership. The publication reported works of vanguards for the prevention and reduction of health inequalities in local area. It .... Read More
Doctors from outside the EU are required to be registered to the General Medical Council (GMC) to work in the UK. Any doctor who wants to practice medicine and exercise legal privileges associated must obtain a License to Practice from the G.... Read More
Hospital doctors awarded with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or a Certification of Eligibility for Specialist/GP Registration (CESR/CEGPR) are listed onto a Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC). The Specialist Registered doctors ca.... Read More
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the knowledge, skills and experience that you gain beyond any initial training. It includes both formal and informal learning activities, from all areas of your medical pr.... Read More
A doctor may need or choose to take a long-term leave from work for variety of reasons. There is a lack of clear pathway for doctors who want to restart their professional career especially those with an injury, a long period ill health, caring f.... Read More
In 2015, General Medical Council (GMC) has introduced a mobile app “GMC My CPD” to help registered doctors in the UK to manage their Continued Professional Development (CPD). According to the GMC, this app allows doctors to record their learning acti.... Read More
The British Medical Council, NHS Employers, the Secretary of State of Health and the junior doctors committee has come to an agreement for the new junior doctor’s contract. The agreement is now subject to 40,000 BMA members vote, which should be collected t.... Read More
NHS England has announced for an additional new software to its website to mark the Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19. The new software is intended to improve website users with a better and easy accessibility to the organisation’s work and a pla.... Read More
The BMA, NHS Employers and the Secretary of State for Health have come to an agreement to form a new contract for the junior doctors in 2016.
After a long period of negotiation and of action by junior doctors, the BMA has come to an agreement of a new con.... Read More
UK government’s Chancellor George Osborne has announced a 1% pay increase in 2016/2017 for nurses and midwives after reviewing the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) recommendations in all over the UK.
The public sector’s pay body reco.... Read More
Navigating credentialing process is among the most critical aspects of the locum tenens hiring process. It is one huge phase of a locum tenens hiring process. It is chaotic at first but super easy for subsequent application time. Here are few tips for a fast, easy a.... Read More
Conservative government grants a 1% pay rise for hospital medical and dental staffs for 2016/17 in England. The new pay arrangements will be applied from 1st of April 2016 to 31st March 2017 only.
After reviewing on Doctors a.... Read More
Health Education England (HEE) and its local education and training boards develop the national workforce plan and commission training places. HEE acknowledges that it takes 14 years to train a qualified hospital consultant and costs over £720,000 and for a.... Read More
EHIC is a free card that you can use to access state-provided healthcare for your temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Medical cure and treatment are given as its citizen, considerate to all their medical necessity even their pre-existing me.... Read More
The NHS Improving Quality (NHSIQ) coordinate a network of 15 Patient Safety Collaborates including UCL Partners to help support continuous progress in quality and safety of the NHS patients. They empower local patients and healthcare staffs to
If you are a resident, fellow or just now became a physician, there is a high chance of you called up for a job interview. A physician job interview is a very delicate job as the job itself is.
Here are some few physician interview tips to help you getting through the interview and to mak.... Read More
After discovering technical problems, NHS 24 has cancelled to go live of its £117m worth new healthcare IT system. This second attempt was planned go live in coming June, which has now been delayed.
The first attempt on November 2015 was a disastrous; NHS 24 was forced to take down .... Read More
The NHS provides healthcare service to all the permanent residents of the United Kingdom that is free at the time of delivery and paid for from general taxation. However, there are extra costs that you can reclaim. Here are some details on how you can claim the m.... Read More
Today, doctors are mindful of delivering efficient services in a least resources. Without a good communication, you still won’t be able to make the most of it. Communication means being able to give others the right information in a clear and concise mind with a rig.... Read More
Health Education England (HEE) has provided data on the first round of recruitment and the available posts. This has supported trainees in decisions making on choosing and applying their medical specialties in the on-going recruitment process. This has helped the.... Read More
A CV is a career roadmap of your professional experiences and educational background and qualifications. Even in this age of electronic application forms and e-portfolios, there is still a need for doctors to maintain and update curriculum vitae.
A CV is vital when you ap.... Read More
Can you manage to do some locum shifts in weekends or in any other spare time? Here are the facts for you to consider.
In one of the reports issued by NAO, it highlighted the hospital admissions have raised by 2.8% over the last decade and 9% of the staff.... Read More
In the United Kingdom (UK), upon the graduation of medical school, junior doctors have to work in a variety of specialties before choosing one for further studies. Following with the foundation trainings immediately, junior doctor must choose a specialty in their second Foundatio.... Read More
NHS England published General Practice Forward View, a new multi-billion-transformation plan for General Practitioners (GPs) on 21st April. The new plan is designed to support general practitioners foundations along with the improvemen.... Read More
Three million patients are able to access new apps, online networks, safety devices and a host of other new technologies in first nine months of the innovative programme of the NHS.
Last year, NHS Innovation Accelerator programme was launched to introduce.... Read More
The Personalized Health and Care 2020 framework focus on the digital technologies for the improvement in the management of health and access to care services. This digital management ensures the responsibility for sharing informa.... Read More
The NHS England has stated to become a fully patient-facing digital healthcare system by 2020. NHS England has proposed the Personalised Health and Care 2020 framework, a set of requirements, proposals and case studies, which will ensure the delivery of digital h.... Read More
DigitalHealth.London has launched a new technology - an Accelerator to help small to medium digital health businesses. The Accelerator will help 30 new digital health businesses each year by providing help with the engagement with the clinicians and healthcare ex.... Read More
Government Digital Service’s Verify is the default mechanism for citizens logging into online public services of the NHS, which proves their identity. It authenticates patient’s identity by linking patient’s social identities to NHS identity, wh.... Read More
Have you ever tried to look your CV as a reader/employer rather than a writer? Whenever you are writing your medical CV for any new position or a locum work, the employers’ perspective is one big side that one must consider. While reviewing your CV your viewer mostly are in.... Read More
The head of Major reviewed use of technology would make NHS paper-free by 2020. The Government has announced a £4.2 billion investment to bring modern techniques into health service. It is said that the new use of IT can ease pressure on the NHS and ma.... Read More
Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) has introduced a new cap rates for agency workers to procure agency staffs at a new affordable price rates on 23 November 2015. The new price caps will be applicable from 1st April 2016 for age.... Read More
National Healthcare Service is the old and single public funded healthcare system in the UK. The UK Government controls and funds it through the nation’s general taxation system for the legal residents of UK. The services are free at the point of delivery and it includes pr.... Read More
The home office of the UK has included nursing on shortage occupation list for a temporary basis. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been conducting a review of nurse supply and demand to determine whether nursing profession should be included on the list beyond this inte.... Read More
Reflective account is a descriptive report about an event or an experience as a nurse or midwife. It gives overall information about the situation, reflecting how good you are in and for practice. It includes your behavioural approach toward a situation, how you analyse it and yo.... Read More
An experienced recruitment agency provides you with an access to much different kind of vacancies that you would or wouldn’t be aware of. A good recruitment agency will be able to represent you at lot of applicable places depending on your relocation, desired facility and s.... Read More
A Primary Care Provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner that provides health services for common medical problems in an outpatient setting. This is usually a doctor, or a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. It is often involved for a long time care for you and your f.... Read More