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How much money can a doctor,who hasnt specialised, make working as a locum full time in london? How much do they roughly get paid an hour?
Also is it easy to find locum work for a whole year.
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Don't be a doctor if you're in it for the money. The base salary for a FY1 doctor is £28,808.
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How much money can a doctor,who hasnt specialised, make working as a locum full time in london? How much do they roughly get paid an hour?
Also is it easy to find locum work for a whole year.
Locum SHO rates in London are famously...not great (relatively speaking).

By "full time locum" I assume you mean "only locuming" - the answer is, it depends but as a general rule you should be able to make enough to live off, but for the work you're doing you're likely to earn more outside of London, so in a way that may be seen as lost income.
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How much money can a doctor,who hasnt specialised, make working as a locum full time in london? How much do they roughly get paid an hour?
Also is it easy to find locum work for a whole year.
as an FY3 it can be VERY lucrative potentially almost 6 figures if you really put in the hours
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as an FY3 it can be VERY lucrative potentially almost 6 figures if you really put in the hours
by "really putting in the hours" how many hours are you roughly talking about
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by "really putting in the hours" how many hours are you roughly talking about
id say something like 60hrs/week, the 'locum's nest' app advertises many offers to easily get you shifts for the whole year and depending on your level you could be making £67/hr as an SHO or £40-£50/hr as an FY2.
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id say something like 60hrs/week, the 'locum's nest' app advertises many offers to easily get you shifts for the whole year and depending on your level you could be making £67/hr as an SHO or £40-£50/hr as an FY2.
Anyone who does this week in and week out across multiple hospitals (which it obviously will be) is really not practising safely.
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Anyone who does this week in and week out across multiple hospitals (which it obviously will be) is really not practising safely.
Some hospitals might do things a little differently but they are all UK NHS hospitals so they all operate similarly, and ultimately at the SHO and FY level they are still supervised
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id say something like 60hrs/week, the 'locum's nest' app advertises many offers to easily get you shifts for the whole year and depending on your level you could be making £67/hr as an SHO or £40-£50/hr as an FY2.
how easy would it be to find locum work for a year with those sort of hours and rates? would it be relatively easy?
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how easy would it be to find locum work for a year with those sort of hours and rates? would it be relatively easy?
If you're willing to work in multiple different hospitals across different cities, and do lots of antisocial hours (nights/weekends) it's doable. Locum rates in London generally lower as there is more supply. Not a particularly enjoyable career choice though.
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Some hospitals might do things a little differently but they are all UK NHS hospitals so they all operate similarly, and ultimately at the SHO and FY level they are still supervised
Supervision doesn't negate the effects of exhaustion and it's your professional responsibility to work safely within your limits. 60 hour weeks aren't sustainable.
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