staff-grade doctor

staff-grade doctor

A grade of doctors introduced by the UK government in the 1980s as a non-consultant career grade post to make up for the shortfall of doctors in "middle grades", following limitations on the number of specialist registrar posts, in order to find a way of providing essential support to consultants in acute specialities without training doctors for non-existent posts.
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But when the staff-grade doctor saw Mrs Phillips to discharge her on February 9, all he recorded was: "Patient stable, no concerns.
A staff-grade doctor has also left to gain promotion and one general doctor is on maternity leave."
The document, outlining the NHS pay and workforce strategy for 2008-2011, says that by 2010-11, the NHS will have a shortage of 1,200 GPs, 14,000 nurses and 1,100 junior and staff-grade doctors.
The document, outlining NHS pay and workforce strategy for 2008-2011, shows by 2011, the NHS will experience a shortage of 1,200 GPs, 14,000 nurses and 1,100 junior and staff-grade doctors.
The document, outlining the NHS pay and workforce strategy for 2008-2011, shows that by 2010-11, the NHS will experience a shortage of 1,200 GPs, 14,000 nurses and 1,100 junior and staff-grade doctors.
The trust spent much of 2003 reviewing its A&E structure in a bid to allow staff-grade doctors at West Wales General Hospital to provide on-call cover at Prince Philip, but after again advertising to fill vacant posts in June 2003 with no success the emergency decision to restrict A&E services was taken.