RMR Recruitment Support Nation’s Healthcare as Survey Reveals GPs Rely on Locums

RMR Recruitment, one of the UK’s leading providers of locum doctors to healthcare services, is playing a crucial part in supporting the NHS, after a survey revealed the extent of reliance on locums in GP practices.

According to the survey, which was carried out by GPonline, one in seven GPs said over a fifth of sessions provided by their practice had been covered by locum doctors in the past year. 55% of respondents said that the number of sessions covered by locums had risen throughout the year, and in the top 2% of practices, locums were carrying out over half of the sessions provided by the clinic.

RMR Recruitment is one of the key providers of doctors to GP clinics and practices all over the country, and the figures show just how important locums are in keeping these healthcare services up and running. Recruiting full-time GPs is becoming harder than ever, and a rising demand for services is putting real strain on the GP workforce. Even with the locums drafted in, many clinics and surgeries are still facing problems due to being under-staffed.

Richard Rowley, Director of RMR Recruitment, says, “The study suggests that our GP clinics and surgeries across the country are more reliant on locums than ever before. Issues with full-time recruitment, budget cuts and ever-growing demand for services has meant that locum doctors are now filling a fifth of sessions in 14% of practices.”

Mr Rowley adds, “We’re proud to consistently supply quality locum staff to practices all over the country, ensuring that as many sessions as possible are covered, and keeping these essential GP services viable for patients.”

While there are no concrete figures, the National Association of Sessional GPs estimates that around 17,000 GPs are working as locums in the UK right now. Experts confirm that this is the result of a recruitment and retention crisis, as GPs move away from permanent positions to find better pay and a more balanced work and home life in locum work. RMR Recruitment offers qualified GPs competitive pay, whether they’re trying to expand their skillset, find a short-term position or simply keep up their income between permanent jobs.

RMR Recruitment has been providing GPs to various healthcare providers since 2005, and has secured contracts with clients including NHS practices, prisons, out-of-hours services, walk-in centres and private healthcare organisations all over the UK.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.rmrrecruitment.co.uk/


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