Responding to the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Dr Katharine Halliday, President of The Royal College of Radiologists, said:
"We welcome the chancellor's admirable commitment to a workforce plan with independently verified forecasts for staff numbers over the next 15 years. We’ve been banging the workforce drum for years, and this commitment is vital in allowing the health and care sectors to plan for future staffing of their departments, through training, recruitment, and retention. We know workforce issues are complex and this plan will not solve everything immediately, but nevertheless an encouraging sign from the government.
"We’re aware that our members and fellows will be watching the health secretary’s next steps with interest. Please be assured we’ll continue to press for this plan to be funded properly and will seek to represent RCR's interests as the plan is developed."