Agree with you longtime locum .
Iv just emailed VE about these silly rates
And that they are not justified for the fact of increased risk , and the fact they still receive govt help along with their ever increasing profits!
20 minutes with OCT! That is a joke!
Also I agree with u, that GOC should be stepping in regards to testing times like u say. Because this impacts on service we provide.
In the meantime I’m looking at changing career. Just not worth the stress if it continues. :-/