Developing a business case for recruitment of CO trainees
This document provides background information and data that can be incorporated into your local business case when applying for an increase in Clinical Oncology (CO) training places. Many hospitals/centres have a template that should be completed but we have aimed to include the most common sections. However, the document is designed for you to choose as much, or as little detail as required to write a business case for your hospital or centre. Where possible, we recommend that you write this alongside a business or finance manager who should be able to provide data on local costing and who will have experience of writing business cases. We also recommend that you include RCR CO Workforce Census data that apply to your hospital or region, and we have included the contact details below for how to obtain these from the College.
How to use this document
Please feel free to cut and paste from this document and use whichever parts are useful. Some sections have grey text in italics which are suggestions of which pieces of locally specific data to include, which you will need to find and input. The sections are ordered in this document in a way that we think make for a well-structured business case. We would welcome feedback when you have used it so we can continue to improve this resource. This document was constructed for CO, but large parts can be applied to Medical Oncology (MO) and other kinds of Oncologist.
Content of the document
- National situation
- Local situation
- National Situation
- Local situation
- Capacity and demand evaluation
- Current establishment consultants
- Current establishment trainees
- Current establishment in comparison to other centres
3. Benefits of trainee recruitment
4. Potential consequences of not recruiting trainees
5. Option appraisal
- Do nothing.
- Appoint locums.
- Recruitment of trainees to grow local workforce
7. Financial position
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