Centre for Primary Care & Health Services Research Seminar: The scale and scope of locum doctor use in General Practice in England: Analysis of routinely collected workforce data in 2017–20
|Dates:||21 September 2021|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Christos Grigoroglou|
Dr Christos Grigoroglou – 'The scale and scope of locum doctor use in General Practice in England: Analysis of routinely collected workforce data in 2017–20'
Prior research on the extent of GP locum use in general practice and the composition of the GP locum workforce is sparse, and the availability of new data from general practice allows for a real opportunity to generate new knowledge and to add to the understanding of the current GP workforce composition.
Results of the study suggest that GP locum use has remained stable over time and our comparisons of GP locums with other types of GPs show that locums are mostly younger male doctors of whom a large proportion have qualified elsewhere than the UK and who work in underperforming practices.
Substantial regional variation in GP locum use across England indicate differences in workforce planning, recruitment and retention.
This work provides a useful approach to measure the extent of locum use in primary care and can aid workforce planning by identifying areas of increased recruitment, areas with high GP turnover and also the drivers behind variation in locum use in primary care in England.
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Dr Christos Grigoroglou
Role: Research Fellow
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