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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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Since locum doctors working at the hospital's core are key players in the provision of high-quality healthcare services, their work engagement is vital for organisations and it is critical to learn more about them.
The vast majority of medical locum pay rates are in-line with substantive salaries (after the deduction of sick and holiday pay) so the consistent reporting of the exorbitant cost of locum doctors does tend to be the exception rather than the rule.
It also found it unlikely that a locum doctor asked to review a patient's medication would have been able to establish a rapport with the patient in sufficient depth so as to be able to initiate such an intimate conversation.
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.
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.
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.
One locum doctor, two ambulances, the NHS Direct service and a helicopter were involved in getting Mr White to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.