EDM | NHS Locum Surgeons

Posted on: 15th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1821 in 2010-11, proposed by Peter Bottomley on 17/05/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House supports the Royal College of Surgeons’ guidance on NHS Locum Surgeons; notes that this guidance outlines the vital role that these surgeons play in the short term; further notes that it is important for employers in the health service to employ surgeons who are suitably qualified for the position they are filling; considers that employers must not use locum appointments as long-term solutions to staffing problems; further considers that employers must ensure that locum surgeons are able to fulfill their re-validation requirements; and believes that these factors are crucial in ensuring that patients can be assured of receiving the same quality of care whether they are being treated by a locum surgeon or a surgeon who is a permanent member of staff.

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