MSP Reveals £10.5 Million NHS Agency Locum Spend In One Year For Dumfries &…

first_imgThe 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.”last_img read more

Fernandes explains decision to give Park a two-year deal

first_imgQPR 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 Facebooklast_img

Vera’s Finally repeats as champion…..12th Guyana Cup

first_imgVera’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. Handlers of Vera’s Finally accepting the winner’s trophy for the feature C and Lower Event yesterday at the Rising Sun Turf Club. The duo of horse and jockey, Colin Ross flew down the well prepared track at a break-neck pace from start to finish, showing elite speed that bodes well for the upcoming horse race meets in the 592.  Note: Since being imported from the USA and making its debut at last year’s Guyana Cup, Vera’s Finally has won all three races started at Rising Sun. TNT ($1M), Isn’t She Charming ($500,000) and Goodwill Boy ($250,000) were the steeds that placed second, third and fourth respectively. Vera’s Finally and Just Call Me Boss set the pace from the break with Princess She is Not, Isn’t She Charming and the others lurking.  There she stayed until Paul Delph on Just Call Me Boss made a bold move on the third turn sweeping up TNT in the process.As TNT and Vera’s Finally entered the home stretch, to a loud roar of the thousands of turfites, it looked as though the race could have gone either way. But champion jockey Ross and the race horse from the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables produced a late powerful surge and never relented to repeat as champion by about 10 lengths.  In the co-feature, 1100m, Three year-old Guyana Bred event, Not This Time surged ahead on the homestretch and claimed the $1M first prize that was up for grabs.Perfect Return, The Final Line and Feona filled out the top four rewarding positions.Besides the feature and co-feature, there were eight other races. Here is a summary: Race 1 (1400m L Class)Miss Angeline ($200,000)Puppy TailAwesome Cash She is a PrincessRace 2 (1400m L Class colts and geldings)Red Region ($200,000) Plane LandCatch a GlimpseByron Race 3 (1400m G1 and Lower)Storm Bird ($800,000)Keep on Swinging Settling StarRed RocketRace 4 (1400m J3 and Lower) Miss Olympic ($250,000)Pick A ChuKing StanleyGuvna Ground GalRace 5 (1100m 2 Year old Guyana Bred)Is He Perfect ($350,000)Princess TashaEbony PrincePerfectionRace 6 (1100m H2 and Lower)Isn’t She Charming ($600,000)Gypsy PrincessReady to RomanceSeven DustRace 7 (1100m L and Lower)Gold Again ($150,000)Cash JetPrinceBlack TrackRace 8 ( 1400m I and Lower)Ms Olympic ($300,000)Not This TimeParty TimeThe ‘Sport of Kings’ continues on Sunday with a meet at the Budhan’s Turf Club at the No.66 Village. (Emmerson Campbell)last_img read more

UK House of Commons Votes In Favor of “Brexit”

first_img 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 WPeMaticolast_img read more