By H. Guly

This booklet describes the struggle to create a brand new scientific distinctiveness of twist of fate and emergency medication opposed to a lot competition from tested specialties. The area of expertise used to be first famous in 1972. The e-book additionally charts the key advancements that happened within the first 30 years of emergency medication.

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Among other questions, they asked for the rank of the most senior doctor seeing new patients. 8. There was much variation in different types of hospital and in different parts of the country. In teaching hospitals, very junior doctors saw a higher proportion of patients. In one London teaching hospital 95 per cent of new patients were seen by a HO and in a provincial teaching hospital 98 per cent were seen by either a HO or an SHO. However there Casualty Staffing before Platt 21 were also two non-teaching hospitals where over 90 per cent of new patients were seen by a HO or SHO.

33 either the Junior Doctors Group or by the SHMOs. On 4 March 1963 and the morning of 5th, 13 SCOs who had a dominant interest in casualty departments met in BMA House to discuss the Platt Report and the serious situation which would occur if the reports were implemented. Mr da Costa was elected chairman of the group and Edward Abson, an SCO in Southampton, was elected secretary and treasurer. In the afternoon they met a group from the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee (CCSC) of the BMA led by Mr H.

3 Appointments of SCOs Year Number of SCO appointments 1953 1953 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 2 5 11 13 15 15 15 16 16 16 Source: Appendix to Memorandum produced by Senior Casualty Officers Subcommittee of CCSC 1964. of a permanent appointment was bad for morale and some were frustrated with at least one that they interviewed, wanting to return to general surgery. 16 The SCO post-holders were not expected to spend all their time in casualty. The Nuffield report comments on one SCO: ‘he virtually does no surgery now.

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