This group of practitioners includes Staff Grade Doctors, Associate Specialists, Clinical Assistants and other non-training posts. It is likely that, in future, the majority of these practitioners will be designated as Specialty Doctors . This group of surgeons provides a number of roles in the NHS and covers many aspects of Urological care. The remit of each post is tailored locally, according to the needs of the Urology service.
The Specialty Doctor is key to the provision of future Urology services and to the meeting of targets. It is likely that Specialty Doctors will be involved in the provision of both outpatient and surgical services, as well as having a role in the training of other staff.
Requirements for entry into a Career Grade post include:
- Full General Medical Council (GMC) Registration
- 4 years postgraduate training (of which 2 years must be in Urology)
It is important that the Specialty Doctor demonstrates evidence of ongoing career development and maintains a comprehensive portfolio.
Specialty Doctors may, at some stage, wish to work as Consultants. In order to do this, an application must be granted to join the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register. In order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration, application by Speciality Doctors must be made through the Article 14 process.