Update on patient waiting times for MRI and CT in England

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

September 18, 2023 -- In July, nearly 85,000 National Health Service (NHS) patients in England were waiting over six weeks for an MRI or a CT scan, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists stated in a post on its website on 14 September.

All of NHS England’s diagnostic and main cancer targets were missed yet again, the RCR stated. "It is wrong to suggest that these delays are wholly a result of industrial action. In February 2022, prior to the first round of doctors strikes, the CT and MRI waiting list stood at over 86,000. Doctors and NHS staff continue to work incredibly hard to deliver care as evidenced in improvements in cancer waiting times."

To clear the six-week wait backlog in one month, the NHS would have to hire 386 additional radiologists overnight, equivalent to 10% of the workforce, according to the RCR.

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