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As a locum doctor you get to enjoy many benefits including increased flexibility, more varied work and the ability to pick and choose your working schedule. However, locums and doctors in short-term placements don’t have access to some of the usual systems in place to support CPD, appraisal and revalidation.
The NHS has recently released a guide to support locum doctors with these challenges. Head of Quality and Compliance at Athona, Tracie Spires contributed to this document which is available on the NHS website: Supporting locums and doctors in short-term placements: A practical guide for doctors in these roles.
The guide highlights some of the responsibilities a locum agency has for its doctors, including:
When Athona becomes your designated body, you’ll have access to our dedicated revalidation and appraisal team who are on-hand to help with your documentation and compliance. Since 2012, we’ve successfully helped hundreds of doctors through revalidation and we’re proud of our exceptionally low deferral rate.
Our appraisal cost is simple and transparent, with no hidden or unexpected costs. We include the full package of services, including:
By registering with Athona, you’ll also have access to our doctors’ training at our regular Open Days across the UK, you can complete CPD-accredited training including Basic Life Support (BLS) and Manual Handling.
Want to find out more? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01277 217777.