RCR issues workforce guidance on job planning

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The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released clinical radiology job planning guidance for consultant and specialist doctors. It has also published advice clinical oncologists.

The publication offers recommendations about how radiologists and oncologists "should aim to work in a supportive environment" as well as tips for consultants and physicians as they have their annual job plan meeting, according to the RCR.

"The job planning process should align the needs of the individuals, teams as well as the service and organisation," the RCR said in a statement released on 12 October. "Discussions should be proactive and enable services to build a versatile, engaged workforce taking into consideration flexible working patterns to cope with the demands of the service."

"Workforce pressures in clinical radiology and clinical oncology have continued to grow, with more and more doctors retiring early and many now choosing to work less than full time," the RCR noted. "In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed our working practices forever. In this context, the job planning process is more important than ever to ensure hospitals support a workforce that can deliver the excellent clinical care to which we all aspire."

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