Definition of visiting medical officer in English:

visiting medical officer

noun

Australian
  • A doctor who is contracted to provide specialist services in a public hospital.

    ‘doctors were concerned about how they'd cope if the visiting medical officers walked out’
    • ‘We already have private medical specialists in Queensland who do operate as visiting medical officers.’
    • ‘The changes could reduce the incentive for visiting medical officers to continue to practise in rural public hospitals.’
    • ‘The cap will need to be achieved by spending less on visiting medical officer payments.’
    • ‘She worked as a visiting medical officer at the Bundaberg Hospital.’
    • ‘One of the reasons for the budget overruns were higher than budgeted visiting medical officer expenses.’
    • ‘A lot of money is spent patching up shortages with expensive visiting medical officers.’
    • ‘There is concern over conditions within the employment contracts the government is offering visiting medical officers.’
    • ‘He'll work in the public sector as a visiting medical officer.’
    • ‘Half of the state's visiting medical officers handed in their resignations over a pay dispute.’
    • ‘Doctors employed in public hospitals had been concerned about how they'd cope if the visiting medical officers walked out.’