distinction award scheme

distinction award scheme

A programme operated at the national level in the UK which awarded consultant doctors for any patient care or management efforts they made over and above their normal duties. The scheme was superseded in 2004 by the Clinical Excellence Award.
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40m A distinction award scheme was frozen in Scotland in 2010/11.
An Executive spokeswoman said the distinction award scheme was being reviewed
It included a pounds 19,000 Distinction Award Scheme bonus for consultants who snub huge financial rewards offered by the private sector and remain loyal to the NHS.