non-consultant career grade doctor

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non-consultant career grade doctor

An umbrella term for doctors in the UK who have been variously labelled as associate specialist, clinical assistant, hospital practitioner, non-consultant hospital doctor, non-standard-grade doctor, staff-grade doctor, or trust-grade doctor. The term staff and associate specialist (SAS) doctor is generally preferred in the working parlance.

NCCG doctors are appointed by trusts to fill gaps in services when doctors in training are not available. There are no rules to safeguard such doctors’ appointment, no formal educational opportunities, and little possibility of career progression. NCCG posts are often filled by overseas doctors who came to the UK for training but failed to find training posts, or did not pass their corresponding Royal College examination.
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Non-consultant hospital doctors should not work more than 48 hours a week under the EU directive.
The Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation has put off making a decision on whether to accept a pounds 15 million package from the Health Service Employers' Agency.
The staff have been urged to not to co-operate with management in an upskilling programme aimed at taking the pressure off overworked non-consultant hospital doctors.
Non-consultant hospital doctors will take industrial action over the Health Service Executive's refusal to cut their hours.
"The HSE has wasted a decade on this issue and lost the trust of a generation of non-consultant hospital doctors."
The IMO also claimed health chiefs should make further savings of more than [euro]30million by implementing measures relating to the transfer of tasks from non-consultant hospital doctors to nursing staff.
The biggest spend was in overtime which toppled [euro]167million last year with non-consultant hospital doctors getting 57.62% of the bill.
Dr Chris Luke, A&E consultant at Cork University Hospital, said a shortage of non-consultant hospital doctors contributed to delays in emergency departments.
The Irish Medical Organisation branded the policy on thousands of non-consultant hospital doctors as bullying and draconian.
Non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) are discussing the controversial move which would see their hours reduced from 77 to 58.

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