Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2017 report

Reference: 
BFCO(18)1
Date: 
2018
Date of next review: 
2019
Status: 
Current

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.