45% more radiologists for NHS Scotland under SNP


Shortages in England and Wales

Thanks to a parliamentary question by leading list Tory MSP, Annie Wells, TuS can reveal that the number of radiologists working in Scotland’s hospitals has increased from 223.5 to 325.0 in the period 2006 to 2018 and the number training has gone up 20%. In addition, many current radiologists are expected to continue to be available to NHS Scotland, on a part-time basis, after retirement. The situation in for the Conservative and Labour governments in England and Wales is less encouraging.




3 thoughts on “45% more radiologists for NHS Scotland under SNP

  1. kelticgirl February 5, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    do you think she would have asked if she had thought that was the answer

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  2. Ludo Thierry February 5, 2019 / 6:16 pm

    Doubtful in the extreme!

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  3. Contrary February 5, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    You mean, Annie Wells MSP has some uses after all?

    Have to say, it’s pleasant to hear something good about the Scottish NHS, last I heard was they were short of radiologists, so looks like things are picking up nicely. If I didn’t hate people so much, I’d consider a career in radiology myself. Good to hear some radiologists are carrying on past retirement too – when I understood the implications of the Westminster law limiting lifetime earnings, I realised the effect it would have of discouraging higher-earning professionals – and their wealth of experience – from carrying on in some capacity after retirement.

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