Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: introduction

Reference: 
BFCR(15)8
Date: 
2015
Date of next review: 
2019
Status: 
Current

With an increase in demand for complex imaging and a national shortage of radiologists, services in the UK are facing great challenges. The priority for the NHS remains to deliver to patients an accurate and timely interpretation of their images in the most efficient and effective way. 

The Royal College of Radiologists has developed a set of guidance documents which suggest ways which would allow more flexible working, with potentially greater specialisation and job satisfaction.