Crackdown on locum doctors announcedBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7107.501f (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:501
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
A new code of practice for employing locum doctors in British hospitals is intended to reduce the risk of incompetent or even bogus doctors being appointed.
The health minister, Alan Milburn, said: “The existing rules governing locum doctors are inadequate. In future all locum doctors will be screened to weed out those who are a danger …