Consultants are senior doctors that have completed full medical training in a specialised area of medicine and are listed on the GMC’s specialist register. They have clinical responsibilities and administrative responsibilities in managing junior doctors.
They usually work in hospitals or community settings.
After graduating from medical school, it takes around six to eight years to become a consultant.
If they are a surgeon, the title of a consultant is Mr, Mrs, Ms or Professor.
If they are a physician (i.e. non-surgeon) then their title is doctor/Dr.
Page last updated: September 2020
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