Health Professions: Recruitment

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Glyn Davies Glyn Davies Conservative, Montgomeryshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to assess future recruitment needs of the NHS diagnostic workforce to deliver adequate numbers of (a) endoscopists, (b) radiologists, (c) radiographers and (d) pathologists.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The National Cancer Strategy, published in 2015, outlines the need to expand the diagnostic workforce, as early diagnosis of cancer is crucial to positive patient outcomes. Health Education England has committed to publishing a cancer workforce plan before the end of the calendar year.

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