The total spend was an increase of nearly £500,000 from the previous year and a 101% increase on the total agency locum spend in the 2014. The Scottish Government have created this recruitment crisis and must provide the resources to help NHS Dumfries and Galloway recruit Doctors here.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSouth Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has revealed that NHS Dumfries and Galloway spent over £10.5 million on agency locums in one year. The latest figures from the Scottish Government’s Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland show that for financial year 2017/18 NHS Dumfries and Galloway spent over £10.5million on agency locums across the region. Colin Smyth said, “The huge increase in agency locum spend by NHS Dumfries and Galloway is another indicator that the recruitment crisis facing our NHS is having huge impacts on local health care. When local surgeries have a shortage of Doctors the only way for the health board to protect patient care as much as possible is to hire a locum. NHS Dumfries and Galloway was one of five NHS boards in Scotland that saw an increase in agency locum spend between 2017 and 2018. NHS Dumfries and Galloway Stated “Increased spending on locums has been required across a range of services.This is due to ongoing challenges in recruiting to permanent posts, as well as a need to meet the health needs of a growing older population with increasingly complex medical issues.Recruitment remains one of our top priorities and we are pursuing a number of initiatives in an effort to reduce the need for as much locum support.”
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has explained the decision not to sign Park Ji-sung on a longer-term contract.The South Korean, who recently arrived from Manchester United, agreed a two-year deal at Loftus Road, but Fernandes believes Park will be at the club beyond 2014.He said: “It was something we discussed. It’s a big step for Ji to move from such a big club, so let’s all get comfortable with each other.AdChoices广告“We’re confident that with our ambitions for the future he will enjoy it here and be with us for longer.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Vera’s Finally captured an emphatic gate-to-pole victory at the Rising Sun Turf Club to repeat as champion of the feature event of the Guyana Cup yesterday, justifying the favourite tag given at the start of the race. On a breezy Sunday afternoon at the overflowing venue, the chestnut filly sent the turfites into a frenzy as she galloped across the finish line ahead of six other race horses in the C and Lower eight furlong event.The victory was worth a hefty and appetizing $2M and the large Banks DIH Limited trophy.
Related Davis McCardle/DigitalVision/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons voted on Wednesday to approve the first step towards leaving the European Union.After two days of debate and a number of emotional arguments, 498 MPs voted in favor of the so-called “Brexit,” versus just 114 votes against. The bill would still face further scrutiny from the House of Commons and the House of Lords before it becomes law.Prime Minister Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of March in order to begin negotiations with the European Union.Last June, nearly 52 percent of British voters decided to leave the EU. Just 48.1 percent voted to remain.BBC News reports that one MP shouted “suicide” when the result of Wednesday’s voting was announced.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico