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Starting out as a locum doctor

Locum positions are rewarding and give you great insight into how a variety of organisations work. Starting work as a locum doctor... View Article

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Surgical Skin Preparation

by Sion Jones  Current figures suggest that up to 10% of patients develop a surgical site infection (SSI) following surgery.... View Article

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What is IR35? IR35 is government legislation intended to prevent disguised employment. It is designed to create parity in taxation and national... View Article

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IR35 Resources

Please find below a list of useful links to help understand more around IR35 legislation:    HMRC ‘check employment status... View Article

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NHS in the News

Are nurses disillusioned by proposed 1% pay rise?

The UK had an overwhelming response to the work that nurses did during the pandemic, with heartful displays of gratitude... View Article

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GP Locum Pensions: What to know for 2021

After a turbulent year, changes to pensions may have slipped under the radar. However, there have been warnings from the BMA... View Article

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Client case study: Longfield Medical Practice

“Wouldn’t go anywhere else!” – AppLocum gives Longfield Medical Practice confidence in filling staffing needs and minimises stressful admin.     Justine, Office... View Article

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WHO Guidelines for safe surgery

WHO Guidelines for safe surgery: safe surgery saves lives  by Sion Jones   The World Health Organistation (WHO) estimated that close to half... View Article

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The Increasing Role of Nurse Practitioners

It is encouraging to note that Nurse Practitioner roles are ‘on the up’, due to the work overload that many... View Article

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Which primary care setting is best for you?

What is primary care?  Primary care is the first point of contact for patients when they have concerns about their health.... View Article

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