non-consultant career grade

non-consultant career grade

A UK term of art referring to a middle-grade doctor—e.g., a staff or associate specialist doctor—who is neither in training nor a consultant doctor.
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Formerly called non-consultant career grade doctors, doctors in the staff and associate specialist group work at the senior career-grade level in hospital and community specialties.
Trusts are employing Non-Consultant Career Grade staff to get through long lists of operations such as hip replacements and varicose veins in a bid to meet waiting list targets.
Readership: Pre-registration House Officers, Senior House Officers and Specialist Registrars in general internal medicine and geriatric medicine, clinical medical students, Clinical Assistants and other non-consultant career grade doctors in Day Hospital.
The Department of Health is in the process of responding on the basis that this issue is best treated as part of the overall review of pay and contractual arrangements for non-consultant career grade doctors.
Jon Osborne, chairman of the Welsh consultants and specialists' committee said, ``It would be a question of finding the right people from the pool of non-consultant career grade doctors we have in Wa es ``But these doctors would have to have the right qualifications and experience and be the right people to take up consultant posts.

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