The report is now available here: GIRFT Radiology Report
Matthew Dunn, IPEM's Vice President for Medical Physics commented:
‘IPEM welcomes this report and in particular the recommendations it makes to standardise protocols, to replace ageing equipment as part of a programme of investment and for better workforce planning. IPEM and its members will have a vital part to play in achieving this.
Our technologists play a key role in imaging processes, whilst medical physicists (and medical physics experts - MPEs) make a major contribution to training, equipment procurement, acceptance testing, commissioning, radiation dose monitoring and optimisation, QA and safety advice and more. The workforce planning challenge in medical physics alone is considerable, with vacancy rates for those staff supporting radiology already high at circa 12%.
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