GP locums need dedicated training

14th May 2013 by Judith Harvey

GP locums need dedicated training

Dr Judith Harvey explains why it is vital to devise a support system for the freelance GP workforce.

Today around 100,000 patients will consult a locum GP.

Locums keep the show on the road. At any one time a quarter of the GPs at work will be locums. Yet the RCGP curriculum has little to say about them.

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