Locum pay bill has fallen 20% from last year

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 14 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3422
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The amount paid by NHS trusts in England for locum staff fell by 20% between 2015 and 16 and 2016-17, data have shown.

Liaison, a company that manages staff payment systems, gathered data on locums’ pay and agency commission rates paid by 61 NHS trusts between April 2016 and April 2017.1 It found that the total bill for agency staff in NHS trusts in England decreased by £700m (€790m; …

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