Before employing a veterinary surgeon or nurse, Practices need to make a number of checks. These include confirmation of their right to work in the UK, that their qualifications are valid, and their registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is up to date.
There’s no denying, as well as the enjoyable aspects of practicing medicine, being part of a Practice brings with it a range of pressures. Long hours, out of hours working and the continuous stream of patients can all take their toll, particularly when you have outside commitments. An option is taking up Locum work. Whether you’re a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse, there are plenty of job opportunities out there, and there are equally many reasons why taking up Locum opportunities may be a sensible choice for you! [Read more…]
Working as a locum brings many benefits: the chance to experience a variety of working environments, both geographically and in Practice size and types (Small Animal, Farm, etc.). It provides a wealth of experience in learning to dive into new and potentially challenging situations and adapt to different teams of people. [Read more…]
As recommended by the Low Pay Commission in March of this year, October 1st saw a rise on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The two increases that will affect most practices are for workers aged 21 or over, who receive an additional 20p per hour, and those aged 18-20 who receive a bump of 17p per hour. But what does this mean in practical terms for Practices? [Read more…]