RCR Workforce Census

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) recognises the importance of effective workforce planning. The RCR’s primary source of workforce data is captured through its workforce census. Data on new consultant appointments and RCR membership data also contribute to building an accurate picture of the workforce.

The clinical radiology UK workforce census provides an invaluable source of information for the College, informing policy decisions and furthering the interests of our members and Fellows. 

The 2015 clinical radiology UK workforce census report is available to download and also a one-page infographic, and a PowerPoint presentation summarising the key findings from the census.

The aim of the census is to obtain accurate data on the composition of the UK clinical radiology workforce, for use by the RCR and external organisations with an interest in workforce planning.  A regional breakdown (available to members only) of the national 2014 census data is available to download.

Download the RCR statement on the radiology workforce. This important document has been possible as a result of the efforts of College Fellows and members in providing invaluable workforce data through our annual census.

census@rcr.ac.uk
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RCR Waiting times survey report

Unreported X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations: results of the February 2016 snapshot survey of English NHS acute trusts

The latest snapshot survey, published in February 2016 by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) shows the number of patients in England waiting over a month for the result of CT or MRI scans to be around 230,000. The report of the results also outlines the human, societal and financial costs of this backlog.

Unreported X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations: results of the September 2015 snapshot survey of English NHS acute trusts

The snapshot survey in September 2015 by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) reveals that the number of patients in England waiting over a month for the result of CT or MRI scans has more than doubled since the College’s survey in February 2015. Survey responses were received from 83% of NHS Trusts in England

Unreported X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans: Results of a snapshot survey of English National Health Service (NHS) trusts

In February 2015, the RCR undertook a survey amongst NHS trusts in England to understand the full extent of reporting delays in radiology departments and how long patients are waiting for results of their X-rays and scans. This survey forms part of a larger area of work by the College in workforce planning and policy and is also important for reasons of clinical practice and patient safety.

Key findings from the survey reveal that a majority of NHS trusts had a backlog in unreported radiology studies, affecting around 300,000 patients who are waiting more than a month for results of their tests.


The clinical radiology workforce in Scotland: 2014 census report

This report, based on the data collected in the RCR 2014 workforce census, focuses on the challenges faced by radiology departments across Scotland. It highlights the increasing demand and ongoing workforce problems which are resulting in radiology departments strugging to provide safe, high-quality diagnostic and interventional services.