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Consultant numbers

As of November 2017:

  • there were 1083 Consultant Urological Surgeons in the UK and 44 in the Republic of Ireland;
  • 93.8% of the substantive consultants in the UK are BAUS members; and
  • 8.3% of all Consultant Urological Surgeons are female (92 females v 991 males).

Download the full 2017 BAUS Workforce Report

The Consultant distribution across Great Britain & Ireland (including 56 locums in England, 3 in Scotland, 4 in Wales, 5 in the Irish Republic & 1 in Northern Ireland) 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 319 Specialist Registrars (i.e. urological surgeons in training) in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and 20 trainee members in the Republic of Ireland;
  • 106 out of 319 (33%) 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; about 100 of these urologists are BAUS members (these data have not been reviewed since 2014).  

For further information about workforce matters, please e-mail Judith Mitchell at the BAUS Offices. To view and download previous workforce reports, go to the Workforce section of MyBAUS (requires BAUS membership login)