freelance doctor

freelance doctor

A generic term for a medically qualified doctor who is fully registered with the GMC, lives in the UK and works there as a doctor, but who does not have a permanent post and sustains him/herself with locum positions in his/her specialty.
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THERE should be an easy way of sorting out the gob-smacking pounds 4million a day we pay for freelance doctors and nurses to keep the health service going.
Physicians working in public health programs to control the spread of disease earn small salaries, while freelance doctors performing surgery on the aged moribund leave large sums at the ends of their comfortable lives.