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I’ve just heard about a dentist who won’t go on holiday because it ‘costs’ him around £3,000 a week in lost income.  He sends his family off for a few weeks and just carries on working.

Let’s save the ‘quality of life’ discussion for another day and look at the purely financial aspects of this person’s life.

The man’s overheads for his practice: staff, leasing costs, utilities, phone and internet, rent and so on, are substantial and he feels he can’t take his foot off the pedal because he needs the income to keep the practice going.

Clearly, this person is driven and the viability and success of his business is paramount.  But he’s not invulnerable. 

Our locum insurance is Health Insurance Magazine’s product of the week

"We like a lot of what is included in this new product.”

Andy Couchman – Health Insurance Magazine

Health Insurance Magazine has just chosen Practice Cover locum insurance as their product of the week. Here are the benefits they said made our product a good one and you can read their additional reviewer comments in the quotes below.

GP practices face financial melt-down

As last week’s ‘Pulse’ reveals ‘GP partners in some areas are in such financial difficulty that they have been unable to pay themselves for several months’.GPC deputy chair, Dr Richard Vautrey, is quoted as saying: ‘We are concerned by the increasing reports of practices and GPs in financial problems caused through no fault of their own. Our fear is that this is only going to get worse as NHS England pushes ahead with cuts to essential correction factor payments and slashes PMS funding …’.

Clearly, practices are looking at ways to save money: cutting staff, cutting clinics, stripping out non-essential expenditure.

Locum insurance ‘roulette’ anyone?

Here at Practice Cover, we see everyone from those who are completely unprotected and vulnerable to those who are too loyal to a current provider to notice they’re paying way over-the-odds for cover.

Which category do you fall into?

We know that healthcare professionals face huge and growing financial pressures -  that's why we review our locum insurance premiums regularly to make sure they're competitive and sustainable. 

But unlike many locum cover providers, when we focus on price we won't cut prices to uneconomic levels to 'buy' your business. Nor will we bump up your premiums once you renew, and that's my promise.  (Does this sound familiar?  What does your current insurer do?)


Prompt, efficient service.

Dentist, Northern Ireland

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