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Working in the UK: One Greek doctor's experience of finding work in the NHS

Posted: Tuesday 30 May 2017

Read about how we helped one doctor from Greece find work in the NHS within only one month of registering with us.

NEW priority contract - Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Posted: Tuesday 30 May 2017

Holt Doctors is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an exclusive recruitment contract at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

Locum jobs in Scotland!

Posted: Wednesday 17 May 2017

Holt Doctors is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a place on the National Services Scotland (NHS Scotland) Framework agreement.

Updated confidentiality guidance from the GMC

Posted: Thursday 11 May 2017

The GMC has recently released new guidance on patient confidentiality for all doctors. Read about how this might effect you here.

Visit Holt Doctors at the British Council's Medical Careers events in Greece

Posted: Thursday 04 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that Holt Doctors are exhibiting at the Medical and Health Care Professions Career Fairs in Greece organised by the British Council.

Umbrella schemes: what to avoid

Posted: Monday 24 April 2017

Disguised remuneration schemes operated by some umbrella companies have the objective of avoiding tax on earned income and national insurance contributions - find out what to look out for.

Find your next job with Holt Doctors new Consultants Division!

Posted: Thursday 30 March 2017

Whether you’re looking for a longer term locum, a few extra weekends here and there or even a permanent role, with our newly launched Consultants Division you’ll be sure the find the perfect position.

£1500 raised to support doctor with his work in Namibia

Posted: Monday 06 March 2017

In February 2017, Holt Doctors raised £1500 to help support one of our locum doctors, Dr Paul Snape, with his work for the San tribe in Namibia.

How you will be affected by the new IR35 legislation?

Posted: Wednesday 22 February 2017

New IR35 legistlation is being brough in from 6th April 2017 - how will this affect you as a healthcare worker?

Visit Holt Doctors at EMJD 2017 in Leeds - 22nd Feb 2017

Posted: Thursday 16 February 2017

Holt Doctors specialist A&E recruitment division is attending EMJD 2017 on Wednesday 22nd February at The Carriageworks, Leeds.

Work in New Zealand – everything you need to know!

Posted: Friday 10 February 2017

Are you currently working in the UK and thinking about a career change overseas?

Why not consider New Zealand for your next career move?

Recommend a friend to Holt Doctors and earn up to a £350 referral bonus

Posted: Friday 03 February 2017

Do you know a friend or colleague looking for locum work? Refer them to Holt Doctors and you could earn up to £350!

Holt Doctors raises £1000 for SMA Support UK!

Posted: Friday 27 January 2017

Did you enter our Christmas conundrum competition in December? You have helped us raise £1000 to go towards families affected by SMA!

Enter our Christmas Conundrum Competition and WIN festive treats!

Posted: Thursday 01 December 2016

Enter our Christmas conundrum competition – for everyone who enters we will donate £1 to charity, plus you will be entered into a prize draw to win some festive treats!

Meet some of our client team at NAMPS 2016!

Posted: Tuesday 25 October 2016

This year is the 21st annual NAMPS (National Association of Medical Personnel Specialists) conference which will be held on Friday 4th November 2016 at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London. Holt Workforce Management will be there on the day on stand no.8 in the Paget Room.

Visit Holt Doctors at the RCEM annual scientific conference!

Posted: Wednesday 14 September 2016

Holt Doctors specialist A&E recruitment division is attending the Royal College of Emergency Medicines Annual Scientific Conference.

New contract award: Doncaster, Lincolnshire and United Lincolnshire

Posted: Monday 08 August 2016

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce that we have been awarded even more exclusive locum recruitment contracts & are now priority suppliers for the following NHS Trusts. This means more jobs available for all specialities and grades!

Alcohol found to be a direct cause of 7 types of cancer

Posted: Friday 22 July 2016

Analysis implicates alcohol in development of breast, liver and other types of cancer and says even moderate consumption is a risk

What does Brexit mean for the NHS?

Posted: Thursday 21 July 2016

Here we take a look at three things that could effect the NHS in the wake of Brexit and Theresa May being appointed the new Prime Minister.

Cycling five stages of the Tour de France

Posted: Monday 11 July 2016

Everyone here at Holt Doctors would like to wish one of our incredibly talented doctors a very big contratulations after he sucessfully completed 5 stages of the Tour de France last week whilst raising money for Charity.

Food should show activity needed to burn off calories

Posted: Friday 08 April 2016

Labels should be added to food and drink to show how much activity would be needed to burn off the calories consumed, the Royal Society for Public Health says.

Genetics of cancer tumours reveal possible cure

Posted: Friday 04 March 2016

 A landmark discovery into the genetic makeup of tumours has the potential to open a new front in the war on cancer, delivering potent therapies that are tailored to individual patients, scientists have said.

Junior Doctors Strikes: Legal position of recruitment agencies

Posted: Friday 27 November 2015

Junior doctors have voted in favour of 24 hour strike action following the ongoing row with the government over proposed changes to their contract.

Platinum Awards for Compliance - HTE Framework

Posted: Thursday 19 November 2015

We are proud to announce that this year Holt Doctors has retained its platinum award status for compliance on the NHS supplier frameworks HealthTrust Europe (HTE).

Should I work as a locum doctor?

Posted: Friday 09 October 2015

There are many different reasons that candidates go down the locum route. Some decide to make a lifestyle choice as they enjoy the flexibility locuming offers whilst others see it as a means to an end whilst they search for their next permanent role. Either way, there are a number of reasons why you should consider it.

Holt Doctors raises money for Macmillan cancer support!

Posted: Friday 25 September 2015

 

Surviving the night shift: top tips

Posted: Friday 18 September 2015

 Night shifts can be a difficult concept, so follow these simple steps to help ease yourself into the transition.

Visit Holt Doctors at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's Annual Scientific Conference

Posted: Tuesday 15 September 2015

Our A&E team will be on hand at the event to answer any questions you may have about locum and permanent job opportunities in emergency medicine.

Holt Doctors identified in Recruitment International’s Top 500 Report

Posted: Friday 11 September 2015

Holt Doctors is pleased to announce that we have been identified in Recruitment Internationals ‘Top 500 Report’ for 2015.

Now a priority supplier to the Hurley Group

Posted: Friday 04 September 2015

Looking for a new and exciting GP locum opportunity in various locations across London? Then look no further than Holt Doctors!

Revalidation: A handy how to guide for locum doctors

Posted: Friday 21 August 2015

We know that your appraisal and revalidation may not be the first thing on your list when it comes to locum work, but keeping this information up to date is an important task if you want to work as a licensed doctor in the UK.

Hit the ground running: How to succeed on your first day as a locum

Posted: Friday 07 August 2015

Starting a new locum position can seem daunting, so here is our list of top tips to help you ace your first day on the job!

New priority recruitment contract - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust -

Posted: Friday 31 July 2015

Holt Doctors is now giving you even more choice of locum work with our brand new priority locum recruitment contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH).

Locum work at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – NEW priority locum recruitment contract.

Posted: Friday 10 July 2015

Holt Doctors has just been awarded a new priority locum recruitment contract with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). This means you now have even more choice of where you want to do your locum work!

How to get the best out of your locum agency

Posted: Friday 12 June 2015

When working as a locum doctor, a good relationship with your locum agency is essential. It can help you boost your career and is one of the best ways to ensure you are working as much as possible.
We spoke to three of our lead recruiters to find out their top tips on how to get the best out of your locum agency. 

Sizzling summer jobs with Holt Doctors

Posted: Tuesday 09 June 2015

With 100s of short or long term locum jobs becoming available for this June, July and August, here is your opportunity to earn some extra money this summer!

Ace your annual appraisal... Your top 5 questions answered!

Posted: Friday 05 June 2015

As of December 2012, all licensed doctors are now required to have an annual appraisal based on the Good Medical Practice Framework in order to be revalidated.

We asked our star compliance manager, Louise Gilbert to answer the top five questions most locum doctors have when it comes to arranging their appraisal.

Holt Doctors awarded priority locum recruitment contract with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Posted: Friday 20 March 2015

Holt Doctors has been selected as a priority supplier of locum doctors for Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, which means you have access to the best locum opportunities at the Trust FIRST.

The experienced team behind Holt Doctors is helping the NHS save taxpayers' money - as featured in The Daily Telegraph

Posted: Tuesday 10 March 2015

Holt Doctors is featured in The Daily Telegraph today in a special 1000 companies to inspire Britain supplement which focuses on how we have successfully helped NHS trusts reduce agency spend by drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge in the recruitment industry.

Holt Doctors identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Posted: Monday 09 March 2015

Skipton based Holt Doctors has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
 

NEW priority locum NHS recruitment contracts for Holt Doctors

Posted: Friday 21 November 2014

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce that we have been awarded even more exclusive locum recruitment contracts & are now priority suppliers at several NHS Trusts over the last month. This means more jobs available for all specialities and grades!
 

Are you self employed? New HMRC legislation will affect how you will be paid.

Posted: Wednesday 12 November 2014

If you are a self employed there are some important changes happening in relation to how you are paid.  This is in line with new legislation introduced by the HMRC called The Onshore Intermediaries Act/ False Self-Employment. This legislation has been introduced by the HMRC as a measure to further combat tax and National Insurance avoidance.

Finalists for Excellence in Supply Awards 2014 - NHS NW Procurement

Posted: Thursday 06 November 2014

Holt Doctors has reached the final of the Excellence in supply awards 2014 in the Non-clinical innovation category for our outstanding work at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Holt Doctors at NAMPS 2014 – visit us on stand no.5!

Posted: Wednesday 05 November 2014

If you are attending NAMPS this Thursday, make sure you come and visit us at exhibition stand number 5 to find out more about the variety of workforce solutions available to help your Trust reduce locum recruitment spend, save on administration time and much more!

Holt Doctors' men take up the Movember Challenge!

Posted: Monday 03 November 2014

The month of Movember is upon us once more and here at Holt Doctors we are taking up the fight against Prostate cancer and other important health issues – one moustache at a time! 
 

EBOLA screening to reduce risk for all medical locums

Posted: Monday 03 November 2014

Following the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in March 2014 and in line with our commitment to responsibly providing medical locums to NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers, Holt Doctors is now proactively contacting all of our locums and conducting Ebola screening checks as part of our standard compliance procedures.

New CPD Loyalty scheme launched for locum doctors

Posted: Tuesday 19 August 2014

To reward those doctors who regularly locum through us, Holt Doctors has launched a scheme to enable our doctors to accumulate loyalty points over a 12 month period and exhange them for monetary contributions towards CPD courses or to pay for their annual appraisal.

New website launched for Holt Doctors

Posted: Thursday 17 July 2014

We’re excited to launch a new and improved website for Holt Doctors!  

The look and feel of the entire site has been updated – so we’re looking brighter than ever! With more detailed information provided for doctors and clients on all our services available as well as a blog to provide regular updates.

Holt Doctors acquires Anaesthetists Agency

Posted: Saturday 28 June 2014

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of Anaesthetists Agency, a specialist medical recruitment agency located in Southampton. The acquisition took place on the 25th March 2014.
 
Anaesthetists Agency has been in operation for over 20 years and is the only specialist agency in the market. Based in Southampton, the agency has developed a solid reputation for providing focused and specialised support to hospitals and doctors in this niche area. The company will continue to operate as Anaesthetists Agency and brings in an established database of over 2,000 anaesthetic doctors.

Even more locum jobs in South London!

Posted: Wednesday 25 June 2014

Contract Award: Excellent locum opportunities at Croydon Health Service NHS Trust

Holt Doctors is now one of the few agencies to hear about locum jobs at the Trust FIRST! There is work available across all grades and specialties, so if you are looking for some extra locum work in South London, speak to our experienced and friendly team.

CCS Case Study update - Over £800,000 saved at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust

Posted: Tuesday 10 June 2014

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce that its managed service agreement at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust has helped the Trust save over £800,000 on its expenditure on medical locums in the first year of the contract.
 
Selected for a special case study by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the report itself was written back in December 2013 with figures based on projected spend, however, we’re pleased to confirm that the savings made by the Trust in the first year of the contract were even higher than forecasted.

Priority supplier for the East of England Mental Health Network

Posted: Wednesday 04 June 2014

If you’re a psychiatrist looking for locum work in the East of England, look no further than Holt Doctors...

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded a priority supplier contract to the East of England Mental Health Network – this means that we will be one of the few recruitment agencies to receive any psychiatry locum jobs at Trusts and related hospitals across the region FIRST.

CCS Case Study - Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust saves £600,000 with a Master Vendor from Holt Doctors

Posted: Monday 24 March 2014

Holt Doctors is delighted that its managed service agreement at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust has been selected for a special case study report by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). 

The case study focuses on how our experienced project management team worked closely with the Trust to meet their objectives, implementing the managed service agreement within only 6 weeks and saved the Trust over £600,000 on their locum spend in the first year of the contract.
 

Platinum Awards for Compliance - HTE/LPP frameworks

Posted: Tuesday 21 January 2014

Holt Doctors has managed to retain its platinum award status for compliance for the NHS supplier frameworks HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and the London Procurement Partnership (LPP).
 
This is a fantastic achievement as only 12% of all 64 agencies have been awarded this (Jan 2014). The audits mark us on how we meet the compliance requirements of the NHS frameworks and the excellent scores we achieved were a result of the hard work put in by all our team.