Scottish Radiology Transformation Programme: New solutions to old problems

Author(s): Jim Cannon, Dr Hamish McRitchie, Guy Southcott

Hospital: NHS National Services Scotland

Reference: RAD Magazine, 44, 520, 13-14


A Scotland-wide programme of transforming radiology services is currently underway. Scottish NHS boards recognised several years ago that a range of issues were preventing radiology services being delivered effectively. The Scottish Government therefore provided a mandate for boards to examine these issues and devise solutions aimed at delivering a new sustainable service model. Through widespread engagement with clinicians, nurses, AHPs and management representatives an ambitious and wide-reaching business case was developed and approved by the Scottish Health Board chief executives in August 2017, securing a £4 million investment for diagnostic radiology services with a separate commitment to train 10 additional radiologists per year for the next five years.

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