Reply To: Post Covid-19 locum rate

Salim Rehman

The corporates need us more than we need them. They have rent to meet, staff to pay. Also, if they lose a clinic, that’s 10-20 patients who will still want eye tests (especially post lockdown) and may book elsewhere of which the compounding effect is a sizeable loss to the number of active patients in the diary which matters more to them than us.

It’s a power play at the moment. They think because we have lost money in lockdown we will jump for any rate, but honestly if all locums in the country said no to the new rate it will take less than 2 weeks before they go back to their usual rate as too many irate patients will be lost.

Stay strong and firm.

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