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Number of locums has doubled since 2009

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6207 (Published 24 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6207
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. BMJ Careers

The number of hospital doctors choosing to work as locums has almost doubled since 2009, National Statistics data show (fig 1). Between 2009 and 2015 the number of locum doctors in hospitals rose by 96%, from 8176 in 2009 to 16 002 in 2015. This represents a 12% average annual rise. On average, 1304 more doctors each year are choosing …

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