RCR president responds to cancer services report

2019 09 27 16 09 4520 Dickson Jeanette 20190927163848 20220211215309

The head of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has responded to the U.K. Health and Social Care Committee's recent cancer services report, which warned that a lack of "serious effort" on alleviating workforce shortages risks patient survival rates.

RCR President Dr. Jeanette Dickson noted that there's a shortfall of nearly 2,000 radiologists and nearly 200 clinical oncologists in the U.K.

"If we want to diagnose patients earlier, giving them the best chance of successful treatment, we have to do more scans at an earlier stage -- but we don't have capacity for that," Dickson said in a statement. "Long-term investment in both workforce and kit are critical to keeping survival rates high, delivering the healthcare our patients need."

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