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Radiologists warn of growing shortage in cancer workforce

22/03/2019

One in six UK cancer centres now operates with fewer clinical oncology consultants than five years ago, according to a report by the Royal College of Radiologists.

Vacancies for clinical oncology posts are now double what they were in 2013 – with more than half of vacant posts empty for a year or more, the report says. That means that the UK’s clinical oncology workforce is currently 18% understaffed and the shortfall is predicted to grow to at least 22% by 2023. To close the gap between supply and demand for cancer doctors, trainee numbers need to at least double. Even with that investment, the gap would not be closed until 2029.

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