Policy priorities

The RCR works hard to address the biggest questions and issues facing our specialties.

If you have any queries then please contact the policy team.

Acute oncology services

Acute oncology services are vital for providing consistent and high-quality care for patients, for optimising clinician time and expertise, and for ensuring the best use of NHS resources

Brexit and radioisotopes

We are campaigning for awareness of the risks of Brexit regarding access to medical radioisotopes 

NHS Tariff System

We are looking at the implications of the NHS’s Payment by Results (PbR) Tariff System for our specialties

NHSE Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan will define healthcare in England for many years to come

RCR demands of the new Government

The RCR is asking the new Government to properly invest in clinical oncology and radiology services. 


We want better access to radiotherapy for everyone who needs it

Taskforce for Lung Health

The RCR is working with organisations across the UK to improve lung health

Workforce and staffing

The RCR is working hard to address workforce shortages across both our specialties.

Artificial intelligence

The RCR is leading the way in establishing the framework for AI in its specialities

Support and wellbeing

The RCR is working to support members across both our specialties in maintaining their wellbeing.