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7. Future expectations - retirement

Radiotherapy centres were asked approximately how many WTE radiography staff they anticipated would be retiring between 1 November 2015 and 31 October 2016. Radiotherapy centres were also asked approximately how many WTE radiography staff they anticipated would be retiring between 1 November 2016 and 31 October 2017.

Country

AfC

Post holder to retire before 31 October 2016

Post holder to retire between 1 November 2016 and 31 October 2017

UK NHS

3

0

0.0%

1

2.9%

 

4

0

0.0%

0

0.0%

 

5

0

0.0%

2

5.9%

 

6

16

30.8%

10

29.4%

 

7

14

26.9%

12

35.3%

 

8a

11

21.2%

5

14.7%

 

8b

6

11.5%

3

8.8%

 

8c

2

3.8%

1

2.9%

 

8d

1

1.9%

0

0.0%

 

9

1

1.9%

0

0.0%

 

N/A

1

1.9%

0

0.0%

UK NHS Total

 

52

 

34

 

Percentage of post holders

1.5%

 

1.0%

 

 

Note that the ‘Radiotherapy Services in England 2012’ report8 published by the Department of Health in England states that at least 80 additional therapeutic radiographers will be required for the proton service in England. This number will be increased between 2015 and 2020/21.   

 

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