Locuming – Why It Might Be a Smart Choice For You

Locuming – Why It Might Be a Smart Choice For YouThere’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…]

The New Living Wage – What Effect Will It Have?

The New Living Wage – What Effect Will It Have?

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…]

How To Keep Your Practice A Happy Place To Work

Happy VetIt’s an old adage,  but it’s true enough; the key to a successful practice is ensuring your staff is happy. After all, a practice is not defined by bricks and mortar alone, but by the people who provide the service to the animals (and their owners) in their care. Retaining staff is an efficient way to keep your practice focussed on the task in hand. The trick is balancing a happy workplace with maintaining a professional atmosphere. [Read more…]