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Locum pay since the cap

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 24 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2488
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}


In the last three months of 2016 pay for locum doctors reached the highest since a cap on the hourly rate that NHS trusts could pay locums was introduced in November 2015, figures indicate. Trusts can still hire staff above the capped rate when there is a legitimate patient safety requirement.

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