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Solution must be found for £116m cost of outsourcing scans, says radiologists’ president

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3835 (Published 06 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3835
  1. Declan C Murphy
  1. London

The NHS spent £116m (€126m; $150m) on outsourcing patient scans in 2017, a 32% increase on 2016 when outsourcing cost £88m, the Royal College of Radiologists has said.

Nicola Strickland, president of the college, described the situation as unsustainable and called for more funding to retain and recruit “home grown” radiologists.

“Many imaging departments want to …

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