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The Rota Gap Lock-In – Dr. Rebecca H. Smith

Dr. Rebecca H. Smith is an SHO working at Portsmouth Queen Alexander Hospital. She recently recounted her experiences of working conditions and rota problems to Clinical Career. “Well we’re not leaving this room until someone agrees to cover these shifts”. The Impending Gap Silence. We all knew what this emergency Friday afternoon meeting would entail....

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The Lowdown on Locums

Locum doctors have been a major NHS talking point over the last few years. While some form of locum support is clearly required in order to deliver the sort of flexible service demanded in the complex contemporary health service, many nonetheless assert that the way the NHS is dealing with locums is fundamentally misguided. Many...

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