Table 1

Characteristics of physiotherapists
ID Gender Years since qualification Work Work context Grade* Agenda for change band
6983 Female 22 Non NHS Lone N/a N/a as non NHS
6920 Female 4 Non NHS Multi-disciplinary Staff Grade N/a as non NHS
6900 Female 11 NHS Multi-disciplinary Senior II Band not allocated when surveyed
5997 Female 33 NHS Lone Senior I Band 7
5983 Female 10 Non NHS Lone N/a N/a as non NHS
5960 Male 26 Both Lone Extended scope practitioner Band 7
5499 Male 19 Both Others Extended scope practitioner Band not allocated when surveyed
5393 Male 19 Non NHS Others Consultant N/a as non NHS
5332 Male 16 Both Others Senior I Band 7
5324 Male 12 Both Lone Senior I Band not allocated when surveyed
5317 Male 8 NHS Others Senior II Band not allocated when surveyed
B5544 Female n/a NHS Others n/a n/a

*Staff grade is newly qualified, typically up to two years’ experience. Further grades are graded according to clinical, managerial and supervisory responsibilities ranging from Senior I to consultant therapist. Grades have subsequently been changed to bands within the Agenda for Change Framework (Agenda for Change Final Agreement. Department of Health; 2004).

Sanders et al.

Sanders et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:65   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-65

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