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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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"We are grateful for the contribution agency workers and locums make as they help to ensure safe patient care is maintained, and services can continue to be delivered for the Wigan community."
An NHS Grampian boss has said the board is "at the mercy" of people setting staffing costs after it emerged PS16 million was spent on locum doctors over the past year.
It was nearly half a million pounds up on the previous year and a 101 per cent increase on the total agency locum spend in 2014.
Johnson Vision have teamed up to offer locum optometrists dedicated education, expert guidance and networking opportunities during 100% Optical, which will be held at the ExCeL London on 12-14 January 2019.
Locums will operate as a subsidiary of Aya Healthcare.
Locums often traveled to locations throughout the Carolinas at the expense of the client (both transportation and boarding).
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.
PATIENT campaigners have hit out after it emerged an NHS locum doctor will pocket PS468,056 in wages this year.
In addition to Mr O'Keefe's salary of up to PS94,679, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is having to pay a similar salary to a locum to carry out his work.
The company has developed an online diary that matches locums to posted vacancies, avoiding hours of calls to locums who may already be working.
John King, North East business support manager, said: "We help a lot of businesses with web design, and seeing that Worthy Locums have developed such an invaluable tool that is helping to ensure the smooth running of much-needed pharmacy services across the North East is really great."
To meet this growing requirement, this trust does call on the skills and availability of locums as and when the need arises."