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Number of consultant radiologists in Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
22 Feb 2021
Number of consultant radiologists in Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000124482
Date received: 12 Dec 2020
Date responded: 14 Jan 2021
Information requested

You asked for WTE numbers of consultant radiologists in Scotland, both funded and filled posts, for each of the past 10 years.

Response

Data on the consultant radiologist (incl. director level consultants) establishment and numbers of staff in post across NHSScotland, at September of each of the last 10 years, is set out as follows.

WTE

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Staff in post

272.9

285.3

285.8

285.6

306.7

320.8

326.3

318.6

325.0

332.4

345.0

Establishment

287.6

294.3

300.8

308.6

339.7

348.8

368.0

378.1

368.2

369.1

370.7

Source: NHS Education for Scotland Official NHS Scotland Workforce Statistics

The 49.5% increase in consultant radiologists mentioned in the Scottish Government Recovery and Redesign Cancer Services Action Plan correlates with increases between September 2006 and June 2020 (223.53 WTE at September 2006 to 334.25 at June 2020).

The Action Plan is currently being updated to use the latest available figure (345.0 WTE consultant radiologists at September 2020) and to clarify the timelines to which the data refers:

“Between September 2006 and September 2020, we have seen an 89.6% increase in consultant oncologists and we’ve increased consultant radiologists by 54.4%”.

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