Locums go after check on status
Nine locum GPs have been removed from supplementary lists after the Department of Health forced primary care trusts to make urgent checks for unqualified GPs.
The GPs had been put on lists by trusts even though
they did not hold a JCPTGP certificate.
The department ordered the checks in June after it uncovered three unqualified GPs who had been sent into practices by locum agencies because PCTs had not made the necessary checks on their status before putting them on the list.
It also warned GPs who took on unqualified locums would be in breach of their terms of service for not making proper checks.
The department said the majority of PCTs in England had now investigated the