BMA rejects Tooke proposal for a sub-consultant grade

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1069
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Doctors' leaders have rejected the idea of the NHS creating a new “inferior” grade of doctor with a specialist qualification but less expertise than a consultant.

    The idea of a sub-consultant is unnecessary and would neither improve the care of patients nor save the NHS money, says the BMA in its response to the interim report from the inquiry into the reform of medical careers, chaired by John Tooke, head of the Peninsula Medical School.

    Although the BMA welcomed the “excellent” work being done …

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