Locums ease pressure on NHS during bank holiday weekend
Every bank holiday weekend presents itself as a busy period for NHS staff as a three day closure of GP clinics puts more strain on local hospitals, especially A&E departments, in order to treat those in need of care. However, this year’s August bank holiday weekend takes place not long after a two day strike by junior doctors, forecasting an exaggerated amount of pressure being placed on the nation’s hospitals. The UK’s foremost locum recruitment agency, RMR Recruitment calls upon the NHS and reminds the organisation of the extra assistance that agency staff can provide during this hectic time, helping to maintain normal levels of functionality throughout these difficult days.
The up-coming bank holiday weekend is not well timed for hospitals in England, already coping with a backlog of cases from patients that avoided attending A&E during the recent strike action. Although steps can be taken to ease the strain, such as reminding the public of the wide range of alternative facilities available to them to treat minor injuries, with patient numbers already high this weekend is set to be extremely testing for understaffed hospitals. Locum agencies represent a large pool of highly trained medical experts, many of which are able to come to work at short notice, providing the perfection solution to hospitals that worry about the looming weekend.
RMR Recruitment Operations Director, Nicholas Cavanagh said, “This weekend certainly presents itself as a challenge, and although NHS officials have published warnings and appeals to the public to only use A&E when necessary, we can predict that the numbers of patients requiring help in hospitals across the country will be incredibly high.”
Cavanagh continued “In an already stretched, NHS there are a number of instances when large numbers of skilled staff are needed at extremely short notice and this is when locum agencies, like us at RMR Recruitment, can really prove the vital role that they play in helping the NHS to keep the nation’s healthcare at the highest standard possible.”
RMR Recruitment is an authorised NHS Framework agency and has recently been awarded a place on the new National Clinical Staffing Framework, developed by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership. It champions a unique approach to medical recruitment, demonstrating honest values and transparency to provide a positive experience for both its clients and its candidates.
Learn more about the leading locum agency and access its pool of talent by heading online: http://www.rmrrecruitment.co.uk/
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