McrOptom I’ve also noticed it is the same down here in the South East.
This area is reputed to have the most number of locum optoms in the country and the norm for a long while had been £225-250 weekday but now it is more like £275-£325, and the weekends were £275-£300 but now it’s £325-£350 and more!
I also ask for £300 weekday and £350 weekend, and I usually get it too.
Yes you are correct, we should all do the same to get more leverage at increasing the daily rate….
Maybe then the eye examination fee will follow and rise to a respectable level….