staff and associate specialist doctor

staff and associate specialist doctor

An experienced and senior career-grade doctor who works across all clinical and non-clinical specialties. Traditionally, training has not been part of the SAS doctor contract and little emphasis is placed on SAS doctors’ continuing professional development.

The staff-grade posts create a problem as the doctors in such positions have not been formally trained to the level required of the consultants practising in the UK, nor were they able to move to European posts.
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Partly to circumvent manpower planning mechanisms involving overall targets for the proportion of staff and associate specialist doctors within trusts, and also due to resource pressures, many trusts have created new grades of doctors with non-standard terms and conditions of service.
The article concerned hospitals which are accused of exploiting overseas staff and associate specialist doctors, and featured a pho- to graph of me standing in front of the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Mersey Care NHS Trust said: ``All our doctors are on standard contracts, we value our staff and associate specialist doctors and we value the work they do here.
Research by the British Medical Association shows one in five staff and associate specialist doctors is considering retiring in the next five years.
The findings come amid fears that staff and associate specialist doctors could be expected to work even longer hours to offset the doctor shortage created by the introduction of the directive at the beginning of August.
There are about 12,500 staff and associate specialist doctors in the UK - most work long and unsociable hours - and they are distinct from both junior doctors and consultants.
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