Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK

The Association of Cancer Physicians

The ACP is recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and the Department of Health as the specialty association for medical oncologists. The executive committee is made up of democratically elected clinicians representing the views and concerns of the membership. Membership of the ACP gives medical oncologists an independent voice in the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians, the Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology (JCCO) and the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), who supervise training and accreditation.

Through this, we:

  • Promote the views and interests of medical oncologists to the DoH and RCP
  • Influence policy on consultant expansion
  • Develop training curricula and the upcoming specialty examination
  • Participate in NICE appraisal and guideline development
  • Encourage the development of best practice to benefit patients
  • Nominate members for National Clinical Excellence Awards

If you are working as a medical oncologist, or a trainee, in the UK then we would urge you to join. Details here

UKONS Guidelines Useful new Acute Oncology Guidelines

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The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) has developed an excellent new guideline to cover the initial management of Acute Oncology emergencies including immunotherapy and chemotherapy toxicity. The ACP is pleased to endorse it and you can download it here: The Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines

oncology forum 2018 Oncology Forum hosts the ACP AGM

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Again, the Oncology Forum educational meeting is going to host the ACP Annual General Meeting. This time it is is Liverpool on the 14th and 15th June. You can find out details and register here.

New App to assist in managing Cancer Emergencies

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A great new free app is available now for iOS and Android. It should help improve the safe management of  patients with cancer and so is highly recommended. It’s free to download now on iOS or Android devices. Search for “Acute Oncology Support”. Velindre Cancer Centre along with cancer specialists across Wales has developed a mobile application to help NHS staff t...