Distinction award scheme | definition of distinction award scheme by Medical dictionary
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 The scheme was superseded in 2004 by the Clinical Excellence Award.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.