Many doctors do not receive training early in their careers on the broad range of non-clinical aspects of their work, and confront day-to-day issues for which initial medical education has failed to prepare them. Experienced doctors and consultants can also experience a similar lack of accessible reference material on these aspects of their role and for the non-clinical training of their juniors. This book and its companion volume The Doctor's Handbook Part 1: managing your role beyond clinical medicine, have been written to address these and other needs. Previously published as The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook, these completely revised and reconfigured volumes reflect the changing everyday work of specialist trainees, registrars and consultants. Topics covered in Volume 2 include:
• Understanding the NHS
• Clinical governance and quality
• The future
• Funding and the NHS
• Acts, Circulars, Reports and Inquiries
• Glossary of NHS Terminology Part 1 covers aspects such as training, assessment, communication and research. The two volumes of The Doctors Handbook are an essential reference for all doctors, from specialist trainees to consultants.