Table 1

The number and workload of lung cancer specialists available to each trust

Number of whole time equivalents (WTE)Workload—expressed as annual lung cancer diagnoses per WTE specialist
Clinical nurse specialists2 (0.5–10)90 (10–413)
Thoracic radiologists2 (0–10)90 (14–826)
Thoracic pathologists1 (0–10)131 (14–716)
Thoracic oncologists2 (0.3–5)93 (18–826)
Thoracic surgeons1 (0–5)135 (19–1820)
  • Data are presented as median (range).