Developing a Radiograper Career Framework

The challenge

The Seven Day Service (7DS) Programme is a national priority that aims to address the inconsistencies in care between weekdays and weekends. Evidence has demonstrated that there are significantly worse patient outcomes on weekends due to reduced staff and access to diagnostics and interventions. Following a project to understand the workforce challenges, it was identified that shortages in the workforce could be improved upon if there were more opportunities for training and progression as well as greater consistency in pay between Trusts. It was agreed by the North West London (NWL) 7 Day Service Clinical Implementation Group to develop a career framework for radiographers as a means of improving recruitment and retention