Imaging and Oncology Forum Statement Service Pressure in Diagnostic Imaging

3rd Nov 2022

The Imaging and Oncology Forum is aware that Diagnostic Imaging services in the UK are being expected to perform beyond their normal capacity. We acknowledge the pressure to recover waiting times and case management to pre-pandemic levels. However, the Forum strongly opposes the current approach, which we believe is reckless and unsustainable.  Over-capacity working threatens patient safety, is harming healthcare professionals and is challenging service quality.

The Forum calls on UK governments, healthcare policy bodies and hospital management teams to recognise the risks to their services and to patients and to support imaging services as they seek to build capacity to meet rising demands.

Read the full statement here

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