Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK

How to Join

The ACP is keen to encourage all medical oncologists, at both training and consultant grades, to join and remain members of the Association. The ACP is recognised by the RCP and the DoH as the specialist society for medical oncologists in the UK.  A registered charity, it is reliant on subscription income to support its professional activities. 

Membership subscriptions support the work of the ACP Executive Committee, which directly and indirectly benefits all medical oncologists in the UK.  With the continued growth in the specialty, the ACP is now keen to invest in its infrastructure, commensurate with other specialist societies, to further develop resources for its membership, both at a trainee and senior level. For this we need to engage with all medical oncologists, to give the specialty a stronger voice within non-surgical oncology and to support further development of the specialty.

The current annual subscription is just £50 for trainee members and £100 for consultant grades which can be set against tax (the ACP is registered with the HMRC as a professional body). 

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Benefits of Membership

The following are some of the benefits of ACP membership:

  • Free events for members, including: 
  • A study day on acute oncology held on 10 November 2023 in Leeds, followed by the trainees' weekend.  Further details here.  Both free for members to attend.
  • For new consultants and trainees in their final year of training, the ACP holds an annual weekend for new consultants (1-2 March 2024 in Birmingham), which is free to attend. 
  • Bi-monthly newsletters with information on forthcoming events, jobs and research opportunities. 
  • For trainees preparing for the SCE in Medical Oncology, the ACP has published a new evidence-based resource of 500 SBA practice questions to aid revision.  Details here and available to members at a discounted price of £25+P&P (use discount code ACPQ_A at checkout).
  • Publication of a series of prize-winning case study books.  Recent titles include a timely publication on Problem Solving in Acute Oncology, and books on Cancer and Fertility and Interventional Oncology.  Details of all the books are here​​ and and members are entitled to a 25% discount (apply code ACP2021 at checkout).
  • Monthly webinars held on Zoom.  The webinars are recorded and available to ACP members in the EBN e-library (see below).  Listing of recent webinars here
  • An e-library in partnership with EBN Health.  Members can access electronic versions of the ACP publications, in addition to full recordings of all the webinars. Members need to register separately to access the site, please click the following link ACP/EBN publication site and select 'Your Account' to register for access.
  • Discounted ESMO membership.  The ACP has a reciprocal agreement with ESMO to allow ACP members a reduction on the annual ESMO subscription.  For full ESMO members details are here.  For trainee members ESMO offers an extensive programme to support career development, including discounted membership, details here.
  • For trainee members, the ACP offers an annual President's Prize and McElwain prizes for research.
  • Best of ASCO® UK. The ACP hosts the UK's only officially licensed Best of ASCO® event.