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9. Advanced and consultant practice

On average each respondent has 9.4 radiographers, sonographers and/or nuclear medicine technologists (headcount) carrying out advanced practice and 0.2 carrying out consultant-level practice.

As a rough approximation, we can extrapolate the numbers to give an estimate for the total number of radiographers, sonographers and/or nuclear medicine technologists in advanced or consultant practice in the UK. The average band 5 and above headcount of respondents who answered this section of the census is 66.6. There were approximately 26,000 diagnostic radiographers registered with the HCPC as of 2 September 2014. Extrapolating the average number in advanced/consultant practice per respondent, gives an estimate of a total of 3,662 in advanced practice and 86 in consultant practice in the UK. (This is a rough estimate as not all the band 5 and above health professionals captured by this census will be registered as radiographers with the HCPC.)

Figure 12. Average number of radiographers, sonographers and nuclear medicine technologists in advanced and consultant-level practice per respondent

 

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