Letters European locums

Reconsider the locum system

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1983 (Published 13 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1983
  1. Erik T Walbeehm, consultant plastic surgeon1
  1. 1Rotterdam, Netherlands
  1. erikwalbeehm{at}mac.com

    It is difficult for surgical departments around Europe to abide by working time directives, but a solution has not been to bring in unknown locum doctors to fill the gaps.1 Judging surgical capabilities …

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