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ACP Update

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New Executive Committee - The committee has recently been significant expanded. We now have regional representatives, and new roles such as a Deputy Chair and Clinical Effectiveness Lead. You can see a list of roles and members in the About ACP section. Meetings and website - With the expansion in members the organisation is looking at expanding its capacity to organise educational me...
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ACP AGM 2014 Presentation

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The AGM took place as usual at the NCRI conference in Liverpool. The main presentation covered issues such as manpower planning and the RCP Census, the revised Constitution, Shape of Training, the Chemotherapy Board, the Speciality Exam, Revalidation, and new members. You can see the slides here.
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ACP Cancer Care in Elderly Patients Study Day

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The slides from this meeting held in October of last year are posted here for members access. We are grateful to our sponsors Macmillan, CRUK, Roche and Eisai for their support of this educational meeting.  It was endorsed by SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology), as well as approved by the RCP for 6 category 1 (external) credits. The slides are linked to below as passwor...
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Book: Problem Solving in Acute Oncology

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You may be interested in the recently published ACP book on Acute Oncology, Problem Solving in Acute Oncology edited by Ernie Marshall, Alison Young, Peter Clark and Peter Selby, which has been produced in collaboration with the ACP and has been sponsored by the association using funds generated from previous meetings. The purpose of the book is to focus on the issues around...
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Acute Oncology Toolkit

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The new "Acute oncology on the acute medical unit" toolkit has been produced by the RCP. Author Dr Ernie Marshall, is a consultant medical oncologist at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. Download no longer available. The toolkit includes:  a quick guide to common oncology emergencies key stages of patient management in the first four and 24 hours how to avoid the a...
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Follow us on Twitter

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You can now follow us on twitter for : ACP publicity for example regarding prizes, surveys and conferences Oncology updates from conferences  Oncology updates of new important papers Links to any new additions on the ACP website Advertising of upcoming conferences/events relevant to medical oncology Follow @ACPUK
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Acute Oncology Forum

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Dr Richard Osborne, Lead Clinician on the NICE Guidelines for CUP,  is looking to compile a list of Acute Oncology practitioners (Consultants and nurses with an AO responsibility) in the UK with a view to organising an online forum. Acute Oncologists and specialist nurses responsible for AO services are invited to send their details to this NHS account - richard.osborne...
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Cancer Patients in Crisis: Responding to Urgent Needs - NEW REPORT

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Emergency admissions for patients with cancer remain problematic despite the development of acute oncology.  There is more that could be done to improve their care and subsequent experiences and outcomes. A joint RCP/RCR working party was established in 2010 to review the experiences of patients with cancer who become acutely unwell and need urgent help and advice; to identify the obstacle...
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Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer from the DoH

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Without much fanfare this new publication from the DoH spells out the strategy for improving cancer outcomes in the NHS. Also watch this excellent video interview with Mike Richards and RCP Chairman Clare Gerada, hosted by Doctors.net, discussing some of the issues.
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