Policy resources

You get what you're paid for? RCR members’ experiences of the NHS tariff system in England

Throughout 2018, the RCR engaged widely with its membership and beyond to better understand how the Payment by Results  (PbR) tariff system is applied across the NHS in England, measuring its effect on the work of clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists.  A breadth of experiences have been gathered in our report You get what you're paid for? RCR members’ experiences of the NHS tariff system in England. The report acts as a guide to how the system currently operates and reveals a variety of perceptions of the tariff system, how it works, and how it is applied. It makes the key point that it is crucial to recognise the pivotal role of clinical oncologists and clinical radiologists in the NHS through the tariff and coding system in order to build business cases for workforce planning, optimum patient care and future service provision.

Horizon Scanning: An evaluation of imaging capacity across the NHS in England

Cancer Research UK commissioned a report in September 2015, Horizon Scanning: An evaluation of imaging capacity across the NHS in England, to ascertain the barriers to meeting rising demand for imaging services and offers solutions for how best these can be overcome. In addition to the report, a slide set Activity Growth in Imaging: Evidence to support a constructive dialogue between imaging general managers, clinical directors and trust executives was produced for imaging managers and clinical directors, which has been made available to Fellows and members (login required) with kind permission of Cancer Research UK who commissioned this work from 2020 Delivery (2015)