Developing a skilled workforce to meet the increasing demand for diagnostics.
Timely diagnosis is essential for improving health outcomes and requires a specialist skilled workforce to meet increasing demand.
We work with key partners to ensure that the NHS has the right number of trained staff available to deliver current and future demand for diagnostic tests. In particular, we work with Public Health England and NHS England to ensure the availability of sufficient endoscopists to deliver bowel scope screening, while taking account of the wider diagnostic service.
You can read more about our diagnostics work on our national page.