Why bother with a substantive post if you can locum?BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4353 (Published 16 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4353
- Marika Davies, freelance journalist, London
Applying for a substantive post after many years of training is the natural career path for most doctors, but to some the flexibility of locum posts is more attractive. Marika Davies reports
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