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Consultant numbers

As of September 2019:

  • there were 1158 Consultant Urological Surgeons in the UK and 62 in the Republic of Ireland;
  • 87.5% of the substantive consultants in the UK are BAUS members; and
  • 10.3% of all Consultant Urological Surgeons are female (127 females v 1031 males).

The Consultant distribution across Great Britain & Ireland (including 64 locums in England, 4 in Scotland, 12 in Wales & 8 in the Irish Republic) is shown in the graphic below:


Trainees & Associate Specialists

Up-to-date numbers in these posts have proved difficult to obtain with any degree of accuracy. However, we know that:

  • there were 315 Specialist Registrars (i.e. urological surgeons in training) in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and 22 trainee members in the Republic of Ireland;
  • 117 out of 315 (37%) of all trainees are female, reflecting the observation that more than 60% of medical students are also female; and 
  • in 2014, there were approximately 187 urologists in Associate Specialist or Staff Grade posts in the UK (these data have not been reviewed since 2014); about 77 of these urologists are believed to be BAUS members.   

What factors influence your planned retirement date?

Click here for information about a proposed, upcoming survey on factors that influence when urologists leave full-time occupation.

For further information about workforce matters, please e-mail Beverly Tomkins at the BAUS Offices. To view
current & previous workforce reports, go to the Workforce section of MyBAUS (only available to BAUS members)