The Big Debate #1: Were some locums right to raise their rates during the first wave of COVID-19 in the Spring?
Good evening everyone, and welcome to our very first Big Debate! This week, we're debating locum rates during the first wave of COVID-19 in the Spring. Some contractors have complained of some locum contacts vastly raising their rates in response to the pandemic, while locums have reported some employers trying to drive down hourly rates. Even the GPhC waded into the argument by warning that locums groups who tried to collude between themselves to raise rates could find themselves in hot water.
So, what's your view? Let us know by posting below and debate among your peers. The formal debate will close at 8pm, but the conversation will remain open for the foreseeable future.