As one of the UK’s leading medical recruitment agencies, we have secured exclusive contracts with many of the UK’s top healthcare organisations. We have managed to secure framework agreements with healthcare organisations such as:
- Crown Commercial Service
- National Services Scotland / NHS Scotland
- Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
- NHS Shared Business Services
- AVOCA Managed Services
- ISO 9001 Framework
- Recruitment And Employment Confederation (REC)
- NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (LPP)
- Health Trust Europe (HTE)
These contracts allow us to supply to many trusts. Historically, we have established collaborative partnerships with numerous contracting bodies to assist with the creation, implementation and maintenance of various medical locum projects to deliver cost savings and market transparency without impacting or reducing the high quality of the fully vetted locum doctors we supply. And with all these contracts we are able to supply to over 1000 trusts in the UK.
The amount of hospital doctors choosing to work as locums has almost doubled since 2009. Between 2009 and 2015 the amount of locum doctors in hospitals increased by 96%, from 8,176 in 2009 to 16,002 in 2015. This signifies a 12% average yearly rise. On average, 1304 more doctors each year are electing to work as locums.
Using statistics on locums and National Statistics on medical practitioners, they calculated that locum doctors are making 44% more on average than their salaried colleagues.
The analysis of pay rates found that the annual pay of salaried doctors was £65 843 and the annual pay of medical locums is £95 040.