A guide to job planning in clinical radiology

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The RCR considers it timely to present this update of its previous guidance on job planning, originally released in 2000, although realising that this may need to be revised in the near future following the recent announcement that negotiations are to take place on the consultant contract in England and Northern Ireland.

It is important that in this interim period the RCR continues to support the job planning process by keeping its guidance refreshed. This paper therefore represents the current College advice.

This guidance forms part of a group of documents to assist radiologists in ensuring they have a realistic job plan that reflects, as far as possible, their full contribution to patient care. The other two documents are Clinical Radiology Workload: guidance on radiologists’ reporting figures issued in 2012, and Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meetings – Standards for Clinical Radiologists

Recognising the complexities of job planning for those who perform interventional radiology (IR) procedures, Job planning for interventional radiology has been published as an addendum to the original guidance. The RCR is grateful to the British Society of Interventional Radiology and the College’s IR Committee for their contributions.

This document will be updated following agreement on the new consultant contract.