Patients waiting too long for test results     

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) announces the results of a snapshot survey undertaken to find out how long patients in England are waiting for the results of X-rays and scans. Read our findings.


Read the President's November blog
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Combating antibiotic resistance
The Chief Medical Officer has called for health practitioners to support the Antibiotic Guardian Campaign by pledging to conserve antibiotics to ensure that they remain effective when really needed. Pledges can be made via the campaign website

College and Faculty Elections 2015
The nomination window for Officer, Council and Board posts becoming vacant in September 2015 is now open. All Fellows in good standing resident in the UK are eligible to stand. Please visit the Elections page for further information.

New RCR Clinical Fellows:
Two new RCR Clinical Fellows are sought to review online patient information resources and review the use of educational appraisals in training. Deadlines extended to 5 December

Disruption to CR and CO workforce census websites
To all Fellows and members wishing to provide data to the CO and CR workforce censuses: due to a technical issue, the census websites have been taken down temporarily and will be restored as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Read our position paper on radiology networks - Radiology in the UK: the case for a new service model

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2015 events
Clinical Radiology Supervisor Skills Workshops
15 January - Birmingham, 11 March - London, 22 April - Bristol
9 July -London, 26 November -Leeds

Paediatric renal
16 January -London

New Clinical Directors in Oncology: Meeting the challenges
5-6 February - Liverpool

Spine study day
12 February - Leeds

Neuro-oncology meeting
10 March - Leeds

Trainee in Difficulty
6 May – London, 11 May – Edinburgh

Annual Trainee Oncology Meeting (ATOM) 2015
9-10 May - Glasgow

Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
7-9 September - London

Latest Publications 

Cancer multidisciplinary team meetings - standards for clinical radiologists, Second edition
View the updated guidance on cancer multidisciplinary team meetings and the vital role that radiologists play

Clinical Radiology UK Workforce Census Report 2012 
The RCR’s primary source of workforce data is captured through its workforce census, view the most up-to-date statistics in this report

Investing in the interventional radiology workforce: the quality and efficiency case
The RCR and British Society of Interventional Radiology highlight the need for increased investment in the IR workforce

Provision of interventional radiology services
Produced in conjunction with the British Society of Interventional Radiology, this document outlines the requirements for a safe and sustainable interventional radiology service

Getting Involved 

Clinical Radiology Academic Committee - 3 appointed member vacancies
Closing date: 2 December

Travel Bursaries for the 2015 European Congress Of Radiology
Applications are invited from Members of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology
Closing date: 5 December

Clinical Radiology Equivalence Committee – two member vacancies
Closing date: 22 December 2014

Radiologist Adviser on Radiation Protection
Closing date: 5 January 2015

Radiology Commissioning Adviser
Closing date: 5 January 2015

Clinical Oncology Less than Full-Time Training & Working Adviser vacancy – Deadline: 13 January 2015