The RCR is led in Scotland by the Standing Scottish Committee.
What we do
Through interaction with the Scottish Government, the Standing Scottish Committee advises ministers and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on matters relating to clinical oncology and clinical radiology by:
- Participation on working groups
- One to one meetings with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being and the CMO
- Developing initiatives on behalf of members in Scotland
- Commenting on how UK initiatives and developments will affect Scottish oncology and radiology
- Responding to relevant Scottish consultation documents.
RCR report reveals patients suffer as Scottish radiology services reach breaking point
- Radiologist numbers increased by only 3% between 2010-2015 - the lowest of all the home nations
- The imaging workload increased by 55% in the same period
- 1 in 10 radiologist posts remain unfilled
- Some 19% of clinical radiology consultants will retire by 2020, 36% by 2025 and 53% by 2030
- Scotland has only eight radiologists per 100,000 population while the European average is 12 radiologists per 100,000 people
- A poor geographic spread of services means that many patients in Scotland have limited access to specialist radiology expertise.
- Unreported X-rays, CT and MRI scans in Scotland: September 2016
- Radiographer reporting of cross-sectional imaging: results of a survey of NHS consultant and trainee radiologists in Scotland
- Radiographer reporting of plain films in Scotland: May 2015
- Trainees survey in Scotland: March 2015
- The clinical radiology workforce in Scotland: 2014 census report