Dumbing down in the NHS might seem a good idea to all of those involved in designing The Skills Escalator.
However, sooner or later, it will become apparent that doctors are required and there are not enough of them
It seems the Law of Supply and Demand is kicking in and some junior doctors are consequently earning a pretty penny.
“Trainee doctors are being paid more than £2,000 a day for locum shifts in NHS hospitals as the bill for agency staff spirals out of control, a Telegraph investigation has found.”
Hospitals spent more than £2 billion on locum doctors in three years – a sum which could have paid the wages of 32,000 junior doctors or 10,000 consultants over the period;