External Factors Influencing Rates

  • Supply of Locums & Demand from other pharmacies for their services

  • Day of Shift – Weekends shifts demand a high rate

  • Time of Shift – Unsociable hours demand a high rate

  • Holiday’s – Ramadan & Christmas Holiday’s see record Locum Rates

Internal Factors Influencing Rates

  • Size of pool – How many direct locums you have in your pool

  • How you manage leave – the ability to forward plan to fill gaps

  • How quickly coordinators send shifts – speed in which shifts are distributed

  • Understanding best rates by region – using metrics/data to define rate

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