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Radiography: Training

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many junior doctors trained as (a) radiologists and (b) radiographers in each of the last five years. (196671)

The number of junior doctors who trained as radiologists in the last five years are shown in the following table. The number has increased by 25 per cent. from 831 in 2002-03 to 1,035 in 2006-07.

Number of junior doctors training as radiologists

2002-03

831

2003-04

909

2004-05

945

2005-06

1,024

2006-07

1,035

The number of training places for radiographers in the last five years are shown in the following table. The number has increased by 64 per cent. from 948 in 2001-02 to 1,555 in 2005-06.

Number of radiographers in training

2001-02

948

2002-03

1,227

2003-04

1,411

2004-05

1,461

2005-06

1,555

Radiographers are Allied Health Professionals rather than qualified medical staff, and as such are not classified as junior doctors.