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There is a growing need and opportunities for increased involvement of radiological and oncological care in global healthcare.

International work includes a wide spectrum of activities from teaching of basic scanning techniques in the low-income countries to implementation of complex MRI techniques in countries with rapid economic development and from basic radiotherapy to complicated chemotherapy protocols and stereotactic radiotherapy.  It includes not only teaching and training, but also organisational development, research support or involvement in the training curriculum in different countries.

Developing teaching resources and providing the long-distance support is an important part of international work and can be delivered from anywhere in UK.

Before undertaking any global health project, it is important to undertake appropriate preparation to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. This article, written by Dr Elizabeth Joekes provides guidance on taking the first steps once a project has been identified. 

Advocacy Group

The Advocacy group will work with the newly formed International Committee of the College. The aim of the Advocacy group is to support and expand activites of Fellows and Members of the College in overseas philanthropic work and to share experiences and opportunities. Participation may include writing articles and gathering material for the newsletter and the International Work webpages, and publicising new and ongoing projects. In addition the International Committee is keen to encourage research into new projects, to share experiences on successful funding and identify new opportunities to work or volunteer abroad. 

If you would like to be a member of the Advocacy group please email

We are still working on developing this section, but hope to include in the future:

  • New projects planned by members
  • A list of people who would like to be involved in international work
  • A list of people who would like to provide long-distance support and e-teaching from UK
  • A list of projects already running, which required extra involvement or skills
  • Other RCR international work.

If you like to be involved in any aspect of international work or register your interest in overseas projects, or you are planning to carry out a project in the near future, please contact us: