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locum

/lo·cum/ (lo´kum) [L.] place.
locum te´nens , locum te´nent a practitioner who temporarily takes the place of another.

locum

adjective Referring to a professional post which is temporarily filled by an appropriately qualified and registered/licensed professional.

noun A health professional who is under temporary contract of employment, filling a post currently vacant due to maternity leave, post-holder’s leave of absence, pending arrival of permanent post-holder, etc.
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Acute services including general surgery, paediatrics and medicine have high use of locum doctors.
It is increasingly clear that without these highly skilled locum doctors supporting NHS rota shortages, the number of A&E department closures would increase significantly.
A locum doctor came over at 4pm and the doctor immediately recognised the seriousness of the condition.
I was concerned that the problem might be sleep apnoea, but the locum doctor I saw dismissed my concerns as stress related.
said a locum doctor charging between pounds 350 and pounds 500 per day is cheaper and that even a criminal law junior barrister will charge as little as pounds 30 per hour.
The locum doctor scandal is highlighted in a damning report published today - the 50th anniversary of the NHS - by the powerful watchdog Accounts Commission for Scotland.
The GP was last night named as locum doctor Christopher Uwagboe, 62, of Loughton, Essex.
David Gray died after receiving more than ten times the recommended daily dose of diamorphine by Dr Daniel Ubani, a German locum doctor.
They have to rely either on the underpressure NHS24 phone service or see an unfamiliar locum doctor.
As a parting gift to patients in the Outer Hebrides, the locum doctor has ordered that the car be sold to the highest bidder to raise cash for a hard-up local hospice.
Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru AM for North Wales, said: "It's meant to be a short-term arrangement - typically a 6- to 12-month contract - so it's extraordinary that one locum doctor in Bangor has been on a temporary contract for six years.
One locum doctor, two ambulances, the NHS Direct service and a helicopter were involved in getting Mr White to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.