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.

COVID-19 Resources

To assist clinicians facing the current and significant challenges providing systemic therapies to cancer patients, the ACP is collating links to key relevant documents for medical oncologists.  New and updated documents will be added as they are released but you are advised to familiarise yourself with these resources.

Latest News

ACP Medical Oncology Training Survey Report 2019

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​The results of a recent survey of trainees in medical oncology have now published. The survey was carried out during Oct/Nov 2019 and addressed some issues of particular importance which are not necessarily covered by the annual GMC survey. The overall response rate to the survey was 32% and it is planned to repeat it in late 2022, following the introduction of anticipated changes to the medical ...
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ACP McElwain and President's Prizes 2020

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Applications are invited for the 2020 ACP Prizes (each £1,000).  In addition, for 2020 the ACP is now also offering a President's Prize.  Both are open to trainees in Medical Oncology who are members of the Association of Cancer Physicians.

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New ACP publication: Problem Solving in Acute Oncology

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Hot off the press, the second edition of Problem Solving in Acute Oncology has been produced by the ACP in partnership with our publishers, EBN Health.  This edition provides a hands-on, practical guide to acute oncology for hospital and community teams, GPs and allied care professionals, and includes 38 helpful case studies.  It is a valuable tool for doctors, nurses...
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