middle grade doctor

middle grade doctor

A junior doctor in the UK who has more experience than a senior house officer (SHO, now FY2), but less than a consultant. Middle grade doctors include staff grade, clinical fellows and specialist registrars (ST1, ST2, ST3).
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Recently in paediatrics the appointment of a middle grade doctor was unnecessarily blocked and further delays applied in advertising vacancies, precipitating a crisis in the service.
It's about the same as a departmental head teacher, a middle grade doctor, middle management and these are people who often have to work seven days a week and long hours too.
I started work at 8am, and from 9am to 9pm I did not have a middle grade doctor with me.
One consultant warned: "I have no problems getting called out at night for emergencies, but I do not think I can do this after a full day's work without a middle grade doctor to deal with routine jobs.
Fears of A&E facilities being downgraded were voiced because managers have been unable to fill a middle grade doctor position, vacant since last August, despite advertising in the medical press eight times.
The lesser risk was to have Dr Abdul-Salam in our department than not having a doctor, an experienced middle grade doctor," he said.
Bosses have been unable to fill a middle grade doctor position, which has been vacant since last August, despite it being advertised in the medical press eight times.
The are more than 400 junior and middle grade doctor vacancies in Wales, prompting fears that services could have to be cut if people cannot be appointed to the vacant posts.
There are more than 400 junior and middle grade doctor vacancies inWales and there are fears services will be cut if recruitment does not improve.
The Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, which covers hospitals in Bridgend, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, admits there is a similar junior and middle grade doctor shortage.
Director of nursing, Julie Dawes, revealed the hospital's reliance on middle grade doctors may be part of the problem.
Launching a new consultation document today, the party proposes initiatives such as paying off the debt of student doctors as part of a package of measures to recruit consultants, middle grade doctors, GPs and junior doctors to areas where staffing shortages are an issue.

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