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
  • Assist in the development of training curricula and the specialty examination
  • Participate in NICE appraisals 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 McElwain and President's Prizes 2021

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Applications are invited for the 2021 ACP Prizes (each £1,000). The McElwain awards were established by the friends and colleagues of the late Professor Tim McElwain to commemorate his extraordinary contribution to the development of Medical Oncology in the UK.  In addition, since 2020, the ACP now also offers an additional President's Prize.  Both are ...

ACP Poll on Closer Working with Clinical Oncology

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The ACP has recently surveyed its members for their views on closer collaboration between medical and clinical oncology.  The poll is now being shared with medical oncology colleagues who may not be ACP members.  Please take a few minutes to respond to the poll, via this link. We would also encourage all medical oncologists (consultants and trainees) to join the ACP (or re-join, ...

ACP Position Statement on COVID-19 an​d Cancer Care (Updated Feb 2021)

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The ACP acknowledges the enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society, the entire UK health service, and especially on the provision of cancer care.  With many lessons already learned from the first peak, we are now in a better position to use this knowledge to help inform and adapt our clinical practice and overcome the challenges of continuing to provide and maintain safe and effecti...