Locum doctors accused of 'organised campaign' to hold NHS to ransom Locum doctors have been accused of running an “organised campaign” to hold the NHS to ransom after dozens demanded pay boosts of up to 50 per cent.
NHS watchdogs said medics employed via agencies are refusing to work at the last minute, leaving dangerous gaps in medical cover, as pressures on hospitals mount.
Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement, accused doctors of colluding to try to get pay boosts in ways which could see some struck off.
He spoke out as it emerged that a string of hospitals have been pushed to the brink of crisis, by agency doctors withdrawing from shifts, after their pay demands were resisted. The Daily Telegraph