With all the confusion surrounding the new IR35 rules, we organised an open day where doctors could find out more about the legislation and how they may be affected.

The open day took place on Saturday 25 March 2017 in London and 90 doctors attended the event.

The day included three IR35 seminars which were hosted by our Finance Manager, Jan Truter. Our specialist recruitment consultants and three umbrella companies were available on the day to discuss the upcoming changes. Doctors also got the opportunity to attend a compliance workshop and earn 17 CPD points.

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The seminars were fully booked and the feedback we’ve received has been extremely positive. Please see some comments from our team below.

“The IR35 seminars were a huge success. It was a great opportunity to meet all the doctors again and talk to them about the current market challenges. There was definitely a sense of confusion and nervousness from the doctors we met. However, I feel that the majority of doctors left with a much better understanding of IR35 and the confidence that they were in good hands. Overall, I feel that it was a very positive and informative day.”

Kathryn Dougal, ConsultantThe IR35 seminars were a huge success

“Having an adviser here gave doctors a much clearer picture of what to expect over the coming months and someone to openly discuss their options with going forward. It was great that the Compliance team carried out BLS and Phlebotomy training so that doctors could get all round care and support on the day. We also discussed how we can help them in 2017.”

Vicki Ebel, ConsultantA much clearer picture

“The day was very well attended and we answered lots of questions around the new legislation. From the one-to-one conversations I had, its clear that doctors are concerned about contracting through intermediaries. I believe the day was insightful to the vast majority of doctors in terms of understanding how the IR35 rules would be applied. Our aim was to share as much information as we have with our candidates so they understand the upcoming changes.”

Jan Truter, Finance ManagerUnderstanding how the IR35 rules

If you have any queries about the new IR35 rules for locum doctors, check out our frequently asked questions.