Letters Everyone’s a radiologist now

Shift training from NHS trusts to skills laboratories ...

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39583.753044.3A (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1146
  1. Julie Michelle Walton, senior lecturer, head of ultrasound training
  1. 1School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB
  1. julie.walton{at}liverpool.ac.uk

    Wise’s article is timely.1 All ultrasound trainees currently require a clinical placement that is supported by specialist trainers and these are typically situated in NHS trusts. Where these placements already exist, there is already “competition” for machine time for training by sonographers and specialist trainees in radiology. Access to ultrasound systems for training is also becoming increasingly difficult in …

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