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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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It's not that I want to move out, the main thing is, business is going well, that's the point (locum doctor 05: 47ff.).
When she finally saw a locum doctor at a walk-in medical centre in Old Swan, he gave her an anti-sickness injection and sent her home.
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.
The former locum doctor was sacked after the incident and he could now face being struck off after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel found against him yesterday.
Malcolm Drake, 23, was found dead at home days after begging for help from a locum doctor, who was working his first shift at the accident and emergency department, only to be turned away AGAIN.
David Gray died after receiving more than ten times the recommended daily dose of diamorphine by Dr Daniel Ubani, a German locum doctor.
A locum doctor came over at 4pm and the doctor immediately recognised the seriousness of the condition.
A LOCUM doctor who had sex with a female patient on a consulting room couch committed a "flagrant breach of trust" and was struck off the medical register yesterday.
They have to rely either on the underpressure NHS24 phone service or see an unfamiliar locum doctor. It is a service patients neither want nor deserve.
One locum doctor, two ambulances, the NHS Direct service and a helicopter were involved in getting Mr White to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.