Radiography student numbers rise in 2020

AHP acceptances rose by 17.5 per cent last year

Published: 19 February 2021 Students

University acceptances to study for the allied health professions rose by 17.5 per cent last year compared with 2019, latest figures for England reveal.

The numbers for diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography both increased, as acceptances rose in all regions, and for 13 of the 14 AHP subjects.

During 2020, there was a 48 per cent increase in traffic to information about AHP professions on the NHS Health Careers website, including a 100 per cent increase in interest in careers in diagnostic radiography and a 77 per cent increase in becoming a therapeutic radiographer.

SCoR Director of Professional Policy Charlotte Beardmore said: ‘A big thank to the profession for all the careers promotion they are doing – it is paying off as applicants to both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography have risen across all regions within England.'