Medical staffing: Juniors take on specialist duties

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:459
  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    Increasing numbers of doctors without relevant specialist qualifications or expertise are being asked to act as unsupervised specialist registrars and consultants, the Audit Commission's report on medical staffing shows.

    The number of non-consultant career grade (NCCG) doctors employed in acute trusts in England and Wales has increased fourfold in the 10 years to 2001, a period when the …

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