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When I was a medical student, I remember a junior doctor telling me that he often made spot diagnoses of people in the street. He just couldn't switch off from doctor mode.
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If doctors are to get the most out of their appraisals, it is vital they are given the means to prepare for and complete them.
Tags: appraisal, sessional GPs, pay, locums
A recently appointed consultant was told her previous experience would not count towards seniority in a new post. The problem, the trust said, was that her experience had come in the form of ‘various locum agency posts’. This was misleading. In fact, there were three postings, each lasting several months and based within NHS hospitals.
Tags: consultants, contracts, on-call work, locums, seniority
The consultant contract provides for ‘reasonable cover’ for absent colleagues. But what is reasonable?
Tags: Consultants, contracts, working conditions, pay, locums
Tags: Consultants, contracts, on-call work, locums
Not long before she was due to take up the post, a patient’s relative complained. The doctor had limited registration because of a psychiatric condition.
Tags: Discrimination, patient complaints, junior doctors, SAS doctors, locums, doctors’ health
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