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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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CHALLENGE: NHS Grampian is forced to hire locum cover due to the difficulties attracting doctors to work in the north-east
NHS Grampian has spent PS16m on locum doctors in the past year
Latest figures from the Scottish Government's Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland show that for financial year 2017/18, NHS Dumfries and Galloway spent more than PS10.5m on agency locums across the region.
The Johnson & Johnson Vision-led session is designed to help locums identify patients with dry eye and consider the appropriate contact lens and management options.
Prosecutors said Ooi did 117 locum shifts, paid at around PS60 an hour, between February and September 2016.
The paper is organised as follows: we introduce the phenomenon of locum doctors in hospitals using the example of the German healthcare sector.
Primary care physicians were the leading locum tenens choice by specialty, with 43.5% of health care facilities reporting their use in 2016.
"Only about 3.5% of all physicians are psychiatrists, [so] the fact that behavioral health professionals are the third most utilized type of locum tenens provider underlines the acute shortage of providers in this field, " the report noted.
"For all three sites the current middle grade on-call rota is unsustainable and fragile, it is completely reliant on locum staff.
He was also legally obliged to tell two locum agencies that he was on extended leave and had been granted sickness leave.
Prior to formation of locum placement agencies, CRNAs wanting locum work needed to be on the call list of each hospital or clinic at which they wished to work.
Dr Peter Bennie, chairman of BMA Scotland, said: "The NHS in Scotland have been facing serious difficulties in recruiting and retaining doctors for some time and this increase in expenditure on locum staff is further evidence that this problem is a growing one.