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Work of staff grade doctors does not get proper recognition

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7538.383-c (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:383
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. London

    Some hospital doctors are not getting the recognition they deserve, despite carrying out more than one in 10 of the United Kingdom's operations every year, a BMA report says.

    The BMA wants to highlight the contribution made by staff grade and associate specialist (SAS) doctors to the care of patients and the running of the NHS.

    The BMA's report found that in the UK in 2002 there were 7545 weekday daytime operations—12% of the total number carried out—in which the senior surgeon was an SAS doctor.

    The report said that this group of doctors accounts for almost half (49%) of accident and emergency doctors in England, …

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