The NHS in-house employment agency is to expand its services to cover locum doctors in a bid to cut the £100m bill for recruiting doctors through private agencies.Doctors using NHS Professionals will be entitled to NHS pensions, annual leave and training opportunities.A £12m initiative to encourage flexible careers for medical staff was also launched. It aims to find clinical placements consisting of a few sessions a week for doctors wanting to take a break from full-time working while retaining their clinical skills and NHS contact.The government also plans to create more part-time consultant posts.