Clinical oncology workforce: the case for expansion

Reference: 
BFCO(14)5
Date: 
2014

This document contains analyses of current and anticipated  patterns of practice and workload for clinical oncology departments, and current workforce, to support the case for expansion in the clinical oncology workforce. It provides the evidence for the need for workforce expansion outlined in Clinical oncology – the future shape of the specialty. The RCR recognises that delivery of an increased workforce is only one element in meeting the demand for clinical oncology services. Changes in working practices, particularly addressing the workforce skill mix at local and national levels, will also be needed.