Health Education England (HEE) has extended their call for information to help investigate and identify the extent of shortages in the ultrasound workforce.
Friday 31 July is the new deadline for organisations to submit their information.
The survey has been developed by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) to be completed by services or departments who perform ultrasound either as a direct service or as a tool within another service.
HEE recommends that the survey be completed by the department lead along with HR or the workforce planning lead.
By encouraging departments and leads to complete the survey, you will help ensure that the NHS has the right number of trained staff available to deliver both current and future ultrasound services.
Information is required for all staff groups who are involved in ultrasound service provision, not just sonographers. Departments are asked to provide numbers and levels of full-time equivalent (FTE) posts, including individuals in training, vacant or frozen posts, temporary/agency staff and any expected retirements.
The survey is available to complete on the CfWI website until Friday 31 July 2015.