This policy set out the arrangements where Consultant and SAS doctors may be required to undertake duties usually performed by a more junior member of medical staff.
This policy applies to Consultant and SAS Medical Staff.
The Trust recognises the need to safely maintain services as a result of an emergency or a crisis. The purpose of this Policy is to:
- Describe the actions that should be taken to minimise the need for Consultants and SAS doctors to ‘act down’ out of hours.
- Articulate the arrangements for requesting Consultants and SAS doctors to ‘act down’ providing clear guidance to the process for consultants who ’act down’ to a lower medical grade as a result of an emergency or crisis;
- Formalise the remuneration and compensation arrangements for individuals who ‘act down’;
- Outline the audit, monitoring, and review of this policy.
|Compiled by:||Head of Medical Workforce|
|Ratified by:||Trust Executive Committee|
|Date Ratified:||November 2019|
|Date Issued:||September 2022|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
|Target Audience:||Consultants / SAS Doctors / Managers|
|Contact name:||Head of Medical Workforce|