How much locum work do independents use

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Insolvent420
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How much locum work do independents use

Post by Insolvent420 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:32 pm

I am just curious to get an understanding of how much locum work do Independents use.

Let’s be honest, locum wage is a significant dent in the company’s profit and loss. So I would just like to know if my understanding is right or wrong on the dependency of locum.

I am an Optometrist myself and am looking to maybe but an independent down the line. Am I too naive thinking I would hardly ever need a locum. Very infrequently, if that.

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Re: How much locum work do independents use

Post by Nedmundo » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 pm

It depends how busy you are and how much time out you need to take

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Re: How much locum work do independents use

Post by Ford Prefect » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:08 pm

I have one practice and get locum cover for holidays. I know of other practices that use locums a lot.
Oh, Belgium.

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Re: How much locum work do independents use

Post by yzf-r1 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:15 pm

In cases where a single optom owns a single practice, very little if any locum cover is used. If you start owning more than one practice, you will need locum cover or even employed optoms

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