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RCP: "Underfunded, underdoctored, overstretched: The NHS in 2016"

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ACP members are well aware from their work supporting patients with cancer, that the NHS is under incredible pressure with increasing demand and limited resources. The Royal College of Physicians has launched their Mission: Health campaign to highlight some of the issues and possible solutions.  
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Guidance on Consent for SACT

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janine.mansi@gstt.nhs.ukGuidance on consent for Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), plus new regimen-specific consent forms The National Chemotherapy Board and Cancer Research UK are pleased to launch the Guidance on the consent for SACT and national SACT regimen-specific consent forms. The aim of the guidance and forms is to support clinicians to ensure that patients receiving SACT are fully ...
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A Guide to the Junior Doctors' Contract Dispute

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Many people may not be quite clear why the junior doctors are going out on strike and what are some of the facts behind it. You may want to check out some of these articles to find out more: Junior doctors' pay: a short introduction to the dispute Another short summary The Economist's view The junior doctors' strike: a bluffer's guide What the BMA says What the gove...
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Award Winning Book - Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients

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It has just been announced that a new book, Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients has won first prize in the Oncology section of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016. Edited by Alastair Ring, Danielle Harari, Tania Kalsi, Janine Mansi and Peter Selby which has been produced by the ACP in collaboration with the British Geriatric Society. The book has been sponsored by the Association using fund...
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New ACP Oncology Prizes

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The ACP is pleased to offer prizes for 2016 to both medical students and Postgraduate trainees at FY/CMT level, to try and stimulate an interest in oncology and recognise excellence in cancer research. Applicants are invited to submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words (excluding references in Vancouver style) on one of the following topics: Treating the older patient    ...
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ACP Strategy for Improving Services and Outcomes for Cancer Patients v2

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In light of the publication of the Independent Cancer Taskforce report, "Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020" in July, the ACP strategy was reviewed and updated. Peter Selby and Professor Johnathan Joffe have led the development of the ACP Strategy paper which was authored by a number of ACP members. This comprehensive document includes the aims of ...
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ACP Precision Oncology Workshop 2015

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The ACP held a one-day workshop on Precision Oncology at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly on Friday 16th October 2015. The meeting was in recognition that new cancer drugs, supported by biomarkers which aid in the selection of treatment, will increasingly come to dominate oncology practice in future. The day included a mix of overview lectures and case discussions, and also...
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LCA Acute Oncology Guidelines App improves management of cancer emergencies

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The London Cancer Alliance (LCA), in conjunction with CW+ (the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust) has supported the development of an app containing the LCA Acute Oncology Guidelines, which can assist clinicians to better manage patients who go to hospital with a new cancer diagnosis or with complications resulting from their treatment or diseaseWhile useful for all areas of hea...
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