Tackling workforce shortages across breast screening and symptomatic services

Author(s): Lyndsay Kinnear, Dr Megan Bydder, Dr Soujanya Gadde, Dr Caroline Parkin, Dr Mary Wilson

Hospital: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 49, 577, 10


The significant workforce challenges facing breast screening and symptomatic services, covering both medical and radiographic staff groups, have been highlighted in a number of studies.

For example, a survey of the four-tier radiographic workforce was published by Public Health England (PHE – now part of NHS England) in November 2016. This analysed current staffing, vacancy rates, retirements, training routes and attitudes of radiographic staff.

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