A type of CARE PROFESSIONAL.
A PERSON contracted by a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER who has been appointed by a CONSULTANTS' appointment committee. He or she must be a member of a Royal College or Faculty. This includes GENERAL PRACTITIONERS in cases where a GENERAL PRACTITIONER is responsible for PATIENT care and has an arrangement with the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. The MAIN SPECIALTY of a GENERAL PRACTITIONER will always be General Practice. For diagnostic departments, this includes a non-medical scientist of equivalent standing (to a CONSULTANT).
This class is also known by these names: