Ultrasound service managers: please complete workforce census
The Society's UK diagnostic ultrasound workforce census is now open and service managers are asked to complete it.
The aim is to determine the workforce size, structure and vacancy rates of ultrasound departments.
The results will inform the work of professional bodies, workforce planners and commissioners/providers of radiography education.
It is important the Society obtains information from all centres delivering diagnostic ultrasound services, both NHS and independent/private providers and from all the UK countries.
The survey should ideally be completed by the Ultrasound Services Manager (or equivalent) on behalf of all diagnostic ultrasound services provided at their hospital/workplace.
The questions asked are designed to obtain information specific to the diagnostic ultrasound workforce and are the same as those asked in a similar survey in 2014. The Society will then be able to make a direct comparison with that survey and identify trends.
A report will be produced from the data and published in the online document library.