Medical News Update - Christmas hours, news and locum sessions


Industry News, Medical

Each month we bring you our Medical News Roundup, the latest medical news across the industry, from NHS stats and updates to new training updates and changes, along with a list of our latest GP and Nurse sessions. 

Christmas Hours

Due to the Christmas period and bank holidays, our payroll schedule will be as follows;

Any work carried out from Monday 16th of December - Sunday 29th of December 2019 will be paid into your account on Friday 3rd of January 2020.

Please also be aware that Eligo offices will be closed from Friday the 20th of December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd of January 2020.

Calls will be diverted so if you need to speak to us for an urgent query please contact us as normal. 

The Eligo Medical team would like to thank you for your help and support throughout 2019 and look forward to working with you in 2020!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Latest News in Medical

Surge in demand for locum GPs as workforce crisis continues

A GPonline survey has revealed that more than half of General Practices have reported a rising dependence on locum doctors over the past year. One in five GP's said that the proportion of shifts at the practices they work, has increased significantly over the past 12 months. Responses to the survey found that despite the rising use of locum doctors, demand was such that practices would have brought in more if they had been able to find available doctors.

Click here to read more about the surge in demand for locum GP's

Thousands of NHS staff from the EU have left since UK referendum

New data suggests that thousands of NHS staff from the EU have left since Britain voted for Brexit in 2016, in three years over 11,600 NHS staff from the EU have left, including 4,783. These stats came from freedom of information requests submitted by the Liberal Democrats,  asking 135 NHS hospital trusts in England. Some of the worse affected NHS trusts so far in 2019, include London North West, Oxford University Hospitals and University Hospitals Bristol.

Click here to see the full EU leavers stats since the UK referendum

Election pledges for the NHS 

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have visited a lot of NHS Trusts on the campaign trail for the general election, with both promising more spending that the UK has seen since many years. With polling day coming ahead of a looming winter period that is predicted to the worst faced by the service, all eyes will be on the parties to see what extra support they will pledge. 

Read more about the commitments the parties are pledging for the NHS here

NHS Project and Change Academy e-learning programme now live

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has developed an e-learning programme for NHS staff about project and change management activities. These specially designed and selected modules aim to provide all NHS staff with a clear and consistent understanding of the fundamentals of project and change management activities. They are available for anyone working within health and care as a method for building project and change capability in the NHS.

Click here to read more about the project and change academy e-learning

How to manage burnout as a nurse or doctor

Working as a nurse or doctor can be a rewarding career, but it can also be notoriously stressful. On-going stress and constant pressure in the workplace can often lead nurses and doctors to suffer from exhaustion and in some cases, burnout. Mental health is equally as important as physical health and as a doctor, nurse or medical professional it can be hard to self-diagnose burnout.

Click here to read more about burnout and tips to manage it

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