Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2017 report
The clinical oncology UK workforce census report provides a unique profile of the clinical oncology workforce in the UK. This years' figures highlight the ongoing workforce shortages putting consultants and department under intense pressure.
The key findings show that:
- Demand for cancer services continues to outstrip the workforce supply
- Increased pressure on services mean that time allocated to supporting professional activities is being erroded, potentially impacting on the quality of services
- Training numbers are insufficient to replenish the current shortages in the workforce
- Experienced oncologists are being lost from the workforce through retirements.
Thanks to the 100% completion rate, the clinical oncology UK workforce census is an invaluable document for workforce planning across the UK.