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Pencoed academy tackles NHS Wales radiologist shortage

25/02/2019 00:00:00

The National Imaging Academy Wales has officially opened in Pencoed, with a hope to meet the demand of the number of scans given to patients to help in their diagnosis and treatment.

The new Pencoed-based academy has the potential to more than double training places in Wales for radiologists and radiographers, with the first 14 trainees having started their five-year courses at the academy in August 2018. The academy means that the number of trainees across Wales could rise from 43 to a 100 a year.

As well as training more radiologists and radiographers, the academy also has computer links to every hospital in Wales, so scans of patients from across the NHS can be accessed.

Find out more: https://bbc.in/2BuUJKh

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