locum locum

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession

Usage(s):

  • Back in Paris, he finished medical school, practiced in a slum, got mixed up in an attempted murder, and ended as the unwilling locum tenens of a lunatic asylum.

News

  • ID Medical to support Great Western Hospital NHS Trust Staff Excellence Awards 2013

    ID Medical, the UK’s leading provider of locum doctors, nurses and AHP/HSS and clerical staff is supporting the Great Western Hospital's Staff Excellence Awards 2013 in Swindon on Friday 14th June. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10817966.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "If a pharmacist or doctor needs a locum, they will be able to draw on a professional from any part of Australia as long as they are registered nationally," Mr Howard said during his visit to Japan today. "For the first time, the community...
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Jackie Baillie, Labour's health spokeswoman, said: "Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon needs to get a grip on the amount of money that the NHS is spending on locum doctors."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jackie Baillie Source: BBC News

  3. "My understanding is there is competition among hospitals, some of which top up locum fees," Orazietti said.
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: David Orazietti Source: Sault Star

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