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.

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