Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK

UK Chemotherapy Board - Overview

The Chemotherapy Board provides guidance, oversight and support for the continuing development of chemotherapy services in the UK.

It was established in 2013 by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP), the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) and the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS). It has representation from across the four UK nations and from other organisations closely involved in chemotherapy services.

The Board’s strategic role includes:

Co-ordinating work at national level to support commissioning and delivery of services locally
Advising on the development and delivery of safe, high-quality chemotherapy services
Working collaboratively with other groups and organisations across the UK involved in the delivery of chemotherapy services, including the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group and the Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology.
The Board's forward work programme includes:

Contributing stakeholder views to the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group in its development of commissioning policies
Developing a strategy and structure for workforce planning and training
Supporting and encouraging the development of data sources to evaluate chemotherapy service provision
Developing professional guidance and standards for chemotherapy service delivery
Supporting and encouraging research in chemotherapy, by working collaboratively with the research community.