Blog - latest updates from Holt Doctors
Posted: Wednesday 06 February 2019
Why work with a locum agency? What are the advantages compared with going it alone?
We’ve highlighted some of the key benefits of working with a locum agency and thrown in a few Holt benefits too.
Posted: Wednesday 06 February 2019
“There’s a lot of pressure on young doctors to go straight into specialty training and tick certain boxes for fear of damaging their career chances. I never planned on having a conventional career in medicine. I always wanted to do relief work and work in an international healthcare setting. Locum work allowed me to do this".
Posted: Monday 10 December 2018
Starting 17th December, Holt will be splitting into teams to decorate their desks and you will have the chance to vote for your favourite. For every vote we shall donate a £1 to charity, and voters will be entered in a prize draw to win a Hotel Chocolat Christmas Hamper.
Posted: Monday 10 December 2018
The proposed change to the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) were given the go-ahead at an NMC council meeting on the 28th November 2018.
Posted: Thursday 06 December 2018
Posted: Tuesday 06 March 2018
The GMC has announced that they will accept a new form of English language test for non UK doctors wishing to come and work in the UK.
Posted: Friday 09 February 2018
Meet our specialist A&E recruitment division at EMJD 2018
Posted: Friday 01 December 2017
Enter our Twelve Days of Christmas Competition to raise money for Young Minds. You will also have the chance to win some festive goodies!
Posted: Wednesday 29 November 2017
Read about how we helped one doctor find work in the NHS and successfully make the transition with her family to the UK.
Posted: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Holt Doctors, working in association with E2E HRC, is hosting a UK medical recruitment event in the United Arab Emirates. The open event will be held on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai - Business Centre.
Posted: Monday 16 October 2017
Holt Doctors is attending the Royal College of Physicians Acute and General Medicine Conference
Posted: Friday 06 October 2017
NHS England is once again running the GP winter indemnity scheme in conjunction with all different indemnity companies.
Posted: Monday 02 October 2017
Holt Doctors specialist A&E recruitment division is attending the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference.
Posted: Friday 25 August 2017
A new umbrella company scheme has been exposed that could leave contractors facing huge tax bills.
Posted: Friday 11 August 2017
Holt Doctors now holds an exclusive recruitment contract on the Island of Jersey.
Posted: Tuesday 01 August 2017
Read our 9 reasons why you should try locum work this August
Posted: Wednesday 26 July 2017
The GMC has recently announced a plan to improve revalidation, aiming to make the process less burdensome for doctors.
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.
Posted: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Holt Doctors is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an exclusive recruitment contract at Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, which means we have priority over all other recruitment agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Posted: Thursday 16 February 2017
Holt Doctors specialist A&E recruitment division is attending EMJD 2017 on Wednesday 22nd February at The Carriageworks, Leeds.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
Posted: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Holt Doctors specialist A&E recruitment division is attending the Royal College of Emergency Medicines Annual Scientific Conference.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Posted: Friday 25 September 2015
Posted: Friday 18 September 2015
Night shifts can be a difficult concept, so follow these simple steps to help ease yourself into the transition.
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.
Posted: Friday 11 September 2015
Holt Doctors is pleased to announce that we have been identified in Recruitment Internationals ‘Top 500 Report’ for 2015.
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!
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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.