Policy priorities

We work to improve systems across NHS radiology and non-surgical cancer care, and advocate on behalf of the medical specialties of clinical radiology and clinical oncology and their healthcare teams.

We understand the issues and pressures that affect the daily working practices of our Fellows and members. By influencing and collaborating with the right decision makers and organisations, we work to ensure the UK’s imaging and cancer teams have the resources they need to provide the best outcomes for patients.

We have set clear policy priorities for our two Faculties, representing our strategic policy goals for the next five years:

  1. Maximising the workforce
  2. Providing the tools necessary for optimum patient care
  3. Supporting and nurturing new ways of working

Read our policy priorities for clinical radiology and clinical oncology 2021–2026.

If you have any queries please contact the policy team.

Workforce and staffing

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

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

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

Radiotherapy priorities

We want better access to radiotherapy for everyone who needs it

RCR demands of the new Government

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

Support and wellbeing

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