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£100m bill for locum doctors in Northern Ireland fuels calls for reform

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SDLP health spokesperson Cara Hunter

SDLP health spokesperson Cara Hunter

SDLP health spokesperson Cara Hunter

There have been calls for "transformational reform" of the health system after it emerged that the amount spent by health trusts on locum doctors has increased by 43% since 2016 - with last year's bill coming to almost £100m.

In response to growing pressures facing the health system, the cost of employing these doctors has been on the rise for years.


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