The salary ceiling for temporary doctors at the hospital will be increased by 20%, the Minister of Health announced on Monday, in the face of fears by certain establishments of having to close services because of their lack of attractiveness.
Interim doctors will now be paid 1390 euros gross monthly maximum for 24 hours of work, against 1170 euros previously (since 2016), said François Braun during a trip to Orne.
This is an "
upgrade compared to the upgrades that took place for hospital doctors over the period
", the ministry said.
From April 3, public hospitals will no longer be able to pay temporary doctors above the maximum rate, under penalty of legal action.
The government wants to prevent what it calls “ mercenary
temporary work , where doctors are paid much more than the legal ceiling by directors of establishments cornered by the lack of practitioners.
According to the ministry, the use of temporary workers would represent an additional cost of 1.5 billion euros for public hospitals.
The French Hospital Federation, which brings together public hospitals, supports the government's approach.
But many establishments fear that temporary workers will shun them from April 3, and have to close key services such as emergencies or operating theaters.
“Up to 2200 euros gross”
In Alençon, François Braun specified that could be added to this maximum remuneration of 1390 euros a “
territorial solidarity bonus
”, which can go up to 30%.
A bonus intended for the doctor of a hospital who accepts an interim in a hospital of the same region.
It is "
a practitioner in a hospital who, in addition to his usual work, agrees to help another hospital, in difficulty
", in specialties in tension such as emergencies, radiology or pediatrics, continued the minister during of his move.
The amount of territorial solidarity bonuses will be set by the Regional Health Agency (ARS).
In total, the temporary doctor from a hospital in the same region could receive “
up to 2200 euros gross
” if he comes to work 24 hours on weekends, and “
1700 euros gross
” if he comes to work 24 hours. during the week, said François Braun.