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GP training should prepare juniors for work as locums, says doctors’ association

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3237 (Published 15 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3237
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

General practice training should prepare doctors to work as locums, the head of the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) has said.

Speaking to BMJ Careers, Richard Fieldhouse said that, although many GPs chose to become locums, at no point did their training focus on how to do the job. “GPs in training do not get any training at all on how to work as a locum,” he warned.

Research carried out by the association last year found that 28% (17 190) of the 60 630 GPs working …

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