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
  • Support members for National Clinical Impact Awards

If you are working as a medical oncologist, or a trainee, in the UK then we would encourage you to join. Details here.

COVID-19 Resources

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

Latest News

ESMO Elections - Sanjay Popat

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The ACP is proud to announce that Professor Sanjay Popat, thoracic oncologist at the Royal Marsden, is a candidate for the ESMO Director of Public Policy.  ESMO members should have received details of the Executive Board elections (full information and link to the electronic ballot here) and the ACP encourages you to vote.
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New regimen-specific consent forms from the UK Chemotherapy Board

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National regimen-specific consent forms - updated forms available.  Regimen-specific consent forms continue to be regularly reviewed and updated.  The most recently updated forms are for breast cancer, however all the forms are here.

The UK Chemotherapy Board has also recently issued new guidance on:

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