HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 cc515-6W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if inclusion in the medical register with a T(S) indication is the equivalent of accreditation.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The T(S) indication in the medical register has been used to record that a doctor has been accredited in a specialty—S indicates surgery—or been appointed to a consultant post in the NHS.

Accreditation represents the decision of the relevant royal college body responsible for training in the specialty that the doctor has completed specialist training. The UK's system of specialist medical training is being reformed in the light of the Calman report "Hospital Doctors: Training for the Future".