Doctors in the Gulf

Discussion in 'Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC' started by Anjin, Sep 6, 2003.

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  1. Doctors called up to serve on military operations in Iraq are charging up to £1,000 a day for their services. The Ministry of Defence was forced to agree to the lucrative pay deals or face the prospect of sending troops to war supported by a dangerous shortage of doctors, surgeons and nurses.

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  2. The following are the rates paid to locum doctors by the agency I work for

    Doctors General Hospital/Prisons/Psychiatric Units
    Grade - Hospital Doctors Rates of Pay Per Hour

    House Officer £27.50

    Senior House Officer £35.00

    Senior House Officer - Speciality £38.00

    Specialist Registrar SpR £40.00

    Specialist Registrar SpR - Speciality £43.00

    Staff Grade £45.00

    Staff Grade - Speciality £48.00

    Consultant £85.00

    Consultant - Senior Specialist £100.00

    Notes: Speciality = A&E, Anaesthetics & Psychiatry

    General Practice - G.P's
    Surgery - Per Hour £60.00

    Visits:- All visits are additional to on call charge rates
    Day: 8.00 am - 6.00pm £21.00

    Evening: 6.00pm - 9.00pm £26.00

    Night: 9.00pm - 8.00am £48.00

    Half Day: - 4hrs: 2hrs On Call / 1 session 2 hrs £200.00

    Full Day: - 8hrs: 4hrs On Call / 2 sessions 2hrs each £360.00

    Day Retainer (On Call only 8.00am - 6.00pm) £17.50

    Night & Evening Retainer (On Call only 6.00pm - 8.00am) £22.00

    Weekend Retainer - based on patient size below 5,000 (On Call only Sat 12.00 Noon - Mon 8.00am) £780.00

    The client has to pay the agency these rates plus a third, which is their commission!

    The NHS is forced to pay these rates continually due to staff shortages.
    As a lowly nurse I shall be earning £27.43 per hour tomorrow :D , that's working as a D Grade for the client - again the client will be paying a third on top as commission.
    That's only £1.15 per hour for every year of experience I have!

    Had I been living in the south of the UK I would be screwing them for £30.59 for a Sunday day shift.