Upon receipt of your time sheet, signed and authorised by the hospital, we will pay you weekly, directly into your bank account. We are legally required to deduct the current rate of National Insurance and Tax contributions. Don’t worry if you don’t already have a Tax Code or National Insurance number – we’ll guide you through the process making it as straight forward as possible!
The vast majority of locum doctors work through their own limited company. Working through a limited company can prove very lucrative for certain temporary workers in the UK. Rather than being paid directly by your recruitment agency (via their PAYE payroll) you can become an employee and shareholder of a ‘Limited Company’. This option enables you to receive some of your income in the form of a dividend rather than as a salary and therefore qualify for savings in Tax and National Insurance contributions.
If your thinking about maximising your ‘take home’ pay contact Medecho and we can advise you on the best service to suite your needs.
Many hospitals pay for your return journey using any UK airport or point of entry. It is best to claim your travel expenses direct from the hospital by filling in a travel claim form while you are still working there.
Mail forwarding and luggage storage service
Medecho offer mail forwarding and a luggage storage services to our doctors. This service is free of charge – Please ask for details.
Most hospitals provide free or heavily subsidised accommodation. There are however some employers that don’t provide accommodation, in these cases, your Recruitment Consultant will fully assist you with finding suitable and affordable accommodation close to your place of work.
Medecho will help you in securing private accommodation if you wish to do so and can provide you with character reference as supporting evidence for a landlord if you wish to rent private sector accommodation. Medecho will also support your application for a loan or mortgage if you decide to buy you own property.