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Systems to improve continuity of care
Following on from her previous article Dis-continuity; putting care into context, Dr Sara Chambers explores the idea that sometimes continuity of care is deployed to paper over the cracks where 'continuity of management' and 'information' is lacking or even absent, and why the locum's perspective needs to be part of a future solution.Read more >
Locuming; it takes skill, needs training
Over 2,000 doctors will have qualified as GPs in the last 12 months, each having spent in the region of two years working in at least one, possibly several, GP surgeries, but including training on how to be a GP locum?Read more >
Wounded healers; what makes GPs so vulnerable to mental ill-health?
Doctors experience more mental ill-health and addiction than other professional groups, and there are higher rates of suicide in doctors than other professionals, especially in young women, who are two to four times more likely to kill themselves than other women.Read more >
Five financial tips for GP locums
Being a locum has many advantages: greater flexibility, autonomy and variety. But there are some disadvantages too: peaks and troughs in income, difficulties with getting a mortgage and uncertainty about your financial situation if you fall ill or die, to name just a few.Read more >