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    Hi,
    I was thinking of going self employed and become a locum.
    Can anyone tell me what the going rate of pay is in East Yorkshire?
    Are any of the multiples better than any other, indeed should I avoid certain multiples for whatever reason?

    Any advice would be appreciated,

    thanks in advance,

    Mister Pharmacist.

  • #2
    Locum Rates

    Mister Pharmacist

    The going rate for a normal day is £25/hour plus travel, ranging from 25p to 40p per mile.

    Boots will also pay in two hours travelling, so you can claim 11 hours work (standard nine hour day). They also pay the 40p/mile.

    So if you get in a Boots store, and travel say 50 miles each way, you can earn £275 + £40 = £315. Also some of their stores don't even do prescriptions - take a good book.

    Mostly with a bit of travel, other companies pay about £225 to £250 per day.

    I can also stress that making yourself a Ltd company helps a lot. It costs at least £250 to set up, but with a good accountant can drop your tax bill to 3 or 4k a year - depends how much you earn of course. This is all legal by the way, it's not worth trying to cheat the Inland Revenue - they will catch you!

    If you need an accountant post again and I can put you in touch with a good one.
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    • #3
      Re: Locum Rates

      Originally posted by admin
      Mister Pharmacist

      The going rate for a normal day is £25/hour plus travel, ranging from 25p to 40p per mile.

      Boots will also pay in two hours travelling, so you can claim 11 hours work (standard nine hour day). They also pay the 40p/mile.

      So if you get in a Boots store, and travel say 50 miles each way, you can earn £275 + £40 = £315. Also some of their stores don't even do prescriptions - take a good book.

      Mostly with a bit of travel, other companies pay about £225 to £250 per day.

      I'm obviously live in the wrong place. I tried to put my locum rates up to £23 and my mileage to 30p as a protest at the wrk put on us by the new contract and I didn't even get a reply let alone the pay rise!
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      • #4
        Locum Rates

        Linnear

        I charge the same £25/hour. Where do you work?
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        • #5
          Re: Locum Rates

          Originally posted by Elaine
          Linnear

          I charge the same £25/hour. Where do you work?
          #


          Down here in little old Cornwall.

          Trouble is we've only got Moss/Alliance down here. We have a few independents and a couple of Tescos but you either work for Moss or you starve!

          Now Alliance Boots is on the cards it may get worse. The only good news on the horizon is that several towns down here will end up with 3-4 Alliance/Boots shops so they will have to sell some to beat the Monopolies Commision, (Why is there only one Monopolies Comission? :lol:

          So we may get a new chain buying up to give some leverage for raising locum rates.
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          Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The biggest cause of brain damage and 100% preventable.

          In pregnancy: 1 fag is not safe, 1 x-ray is not safe and 1 drink is not safe.



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          • #6
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            Linnear

            Sorry to add this but I also charge £25/hour. I used to charge £20 for slow shops, and £25 for busy ones. Then I talked to someone who said he charged £25 for them all. I just put mine up to £25 and nobody questioned it, they just paid me it.

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            • #7
              :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::e vil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:


              Rasp to the lot of ya!

              LOL
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              Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The biggest cause of brain damage and 100% preventable.

              In pregnancy: 1 fag is not safe, 1 x-ray is not safe and 1 drink is not safe.



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              pharmacistance.co.uk

              If you like my posts or letters in the journal try my books!
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              • #8
                Locum rates

                Guess I'd better not mention the £150 for four hours on a Saturday morning deal I had going for six months then!

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                • #9
                  Re: Locum rates

                  Originally posted by admin
                  Guess I'd better not mention the £150 for four hours on a Saturday morning deal I had going for six months then!

                  ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops:


                  :evil:

                  [Fumes quietly in corner]
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                  In pregnancy: 1 fag is not safe, 1 x-ray is not safe and 1 drink is not safe.



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                  • #10
                    Rates

                    Is there a shortage of pharmacists in Cornwall? If so just say thats what you charge.

                    When this site is big enough, we'll form a Pharmacist Union!

                    We'll make proper national rates

                    We'll take 'em all on.

                    BRING IT ON
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                    • #11
                      locum fees

                      No wonder multiples,the NPA etc want remote supervsion, you folks in community are on a roll ...better than hospital or primary care
                      Good luck to ya.. may the money continue and never dry up.. mark my words ..it will with remote supervision.. there will be no locums for a start,responsible pharmacists will delegate to other competent staff
                      Kemzo the pharmacist forumly known as kemzero

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kemzero
                        No wonder multiples,the NPA etc want remote supervsion, you folks in community are on a roll ...better than hospital or primary care
                        Good luck to ya.. may the money continue and never dry up.. mark my words ..it will with remote supervision.. there will be no locums for a start,responsible pharmacists will delegate to other competent staff
                        Thats why I'm making the most out of it while it lasts. I also have two years salary saved in the bank in case I have to train to do something else.

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                        • #13
                          wow..impressive !
                          what do you think about remote supervision and what would you re-train as ? I've been on the register for 15 years , all I've ever known and wanted to be is a pharmacist.I intend to to stand up and fight.....hopefully with positive results ,I voted for Dorothy Drury at the local council elections because I believe in her

                          The superviosn law should be relaxed but remote supervision is ridiculous and can only benefit multiples,we studied pharmacy to serve the public ,providing safe pharmaceutical care and make a decent living
                          Kemzo the pharmacist forumly known as kemzero

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kemzero
                            I've been on the register for 15 years , all I've ever known and wanted to be is a pharmacist.
                            How did you know this? To this day I still don't have any idea why I chose to (finally) study Pharmacy, I have absolutely no recollection of any decision-making process...! Don't get me wrong, I have no regrets, I'm thoroughly enjoying my choice of career, as you might have gathered from my previous posts;It's just that I have no idea how I ended up here, my most feasible hypothesis so far is that I had a crush on a guy I spotted in the Pharmacy Students' Union bar!
                            If I ever have to re-train, I'd become a vet, you'll be surprised to learn...!
                            Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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                            • #15
                              Zo

                              So that's how you made your career choice - you fancied a guy in the bar.....

                              I worked in industry and everyone who was anyone was a pharmacist. I meant to go back there, but got side tracked to other things.

                              If I had my time over I'd be joining you as a vet.
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