Non-consultant and Non-training-grade Doctors

  • Henry Guly


This chapter discusses those A&E doctors who are neither consultants nor in the training grades since the start of consultant-led departments. The senior casualty officers could have been counted in this group but are discussed in Chapter 1. The group to be discussed are medical assistants (renamed associate specialists in 1981) and staff grade doctors (collectively called non-consultant career grade doctors — (NCCGs)) and the part time posts of clinical assistant and hospital practitioner. (It is worth noting that the term NCCG is disliked by those who hold such posts as it defines them not by what they do but rather by what they are not. An alternative is SAS doctors — staff and associate specialists. It is likely that these two grades will be combined into a single grade soon.)


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  • Henry Guly
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  1. 1.Derriford HospitalPlymouthUK

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